With 20 years' experience in the hospitality industry, Karen has covered a number of concerts, festivals, and events. Her most enjoyable assignment to date was covering Mumford and Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Tour. She has also written about FloydFest, and was an event strategist for the pioneering Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, Florida. She was instrumental in strategizing and launching the first outdoor production of Telluride MountainFilm on Tour at WaterColor, A Taste of 30A, the first-ever Southwest Virginia Wine Festival, Summer Fete, and the Noche de los Muertos Halloween Party.
She has extensive event production and management experience and has served on the board of The Seaside Repertory Theatre. She has also facilitated countless fundraisers and other special events.