Karen grew up on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. She spent winters skiing everyday and summers hanging out at the lake or hiking in the mountains. At 22, Karen decided that it was time to find a real career so she enlisted in the Navy as an Electronics Technician. The Navy brought her to San Diego where she fell in love with the warm weather and the beaches. After 10 years in the Navy, Karen continued her career in electronics for another 8 years at Qualcomm and Kyocera Wireless. In 2009, Karen joined the HTHI community as Site Manager. She loves spending her day with high schoolers. She would say that where teachers have their students for one semester, she is in the unique position to get know and support students and their families for the whole four years of high school. Karen has 3 daughters that have grown up in the HTH system. In her spare time she enjoys going to Disneyland and Comic Con with her daughter along with bowling and just hanging out.