Karen appreciates the opportunity to support the dance community and has served on the Board for NW Dance Network since 2012. Formerly, she was Dance Chair for the Seattle Singles Mountaineers (2005 – 2010) and won the Mountaineer Volunteer of the Year Award in 2006 for running their Rock and Roll dances. Karen was the 2019 New Year’s Eve Dance Coordinator for NW Dance Network and a frequent photographer for NW Dance Network dances and Seabeck Dance Camp. Karen has been dancing in a broad range of styles since age five, including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern Improvisational Dance, Swing, Lindy Hop, Hustle, and Latin Dance. She performed for three years with USA Dance-Seattle and was in shows that toured around Washington state: “A Chance to Dance” and “Take The Floor And Dance.” She choreographed and performed dances for Dare to Dance Seattle at The Broadway Performance Hall in 2013 and 2014 and in a virtual show in 2021. Karen holds degrees in Broadcasting/Visual Design and Psychology, and she also has experience in dance photography and videography. She has been a photographer for Camp Jitterbug for three years. Recently she has been hiking and doing more nature and landscape photography and her photos have been published in calendars.