Karen appreciates the opportunity to support the dance community by serving on the board for Northwest Dance Network since January 2013. Formerly, she was Dance Chair for the Seattle Singles Mountaineers (2005 – 2010) and won the Mountaineer Volunteer of the Year Award in 2006. 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 at The Broadway Performance Hall in 2013 and 2014. Karen holds degrees in Broadcasting / Visual Design and Psychology, and she also has experience in dance photography and videography.