Karen grew up in Newport News, Va. and received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Christopher Newport University. She moved to Richmond in 2000 and taught in Chesterfield County Schools. In 2006 Karen decided to make a career change and went to Bon Secours School of Medical Imaging. She joined KidMed in 2009 so she could combine her love of children with her new career. When not working you can find Karen teaching fitness classes, watching the VCU Rams or spending time with her husband and two sons.