grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the oldest of seven. She
left Estes Park at the end of high school to be an exchange student
in Australia. Her international experience taught her to respect and
appreciate people from all over the world.
began college at UT in Austin, Texas. There she met her husband,
Gary. Karen and Gary lived in Houston for over a decade before
returning to Austin in 2000. They are honored to be the parents of
two beautiful daughters.