At the age of 18, Karen moved across the Atlantic to study journalism at Iowa State University. She moved back seven years later, having earned a master’s degree, an NCAA national championship title (athletics, mile run) and significant work experience in her field (including at the Barcelona Olympics). She returned to her home country to build her career as a media manager and senior advisor. A move to her husband’s native Britain provided the perfect opportunity to fulfil her dream of setting up her own communications agency. She now lives and works in Yorkshire, striving for the ideal balance between her career and her home life, which includes the joy of two young children. The family likes exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in their 1976 VW campervan. Karen has also embarked on a quest for ‘all things British’, including anything from homemade scones to climbing Mt. Snowdon. Running and writing remain high on her list of favourite hobbies too.