Actively selling Desert Mountain since January 1995, Karen draws on her experience of having designed four custom homes and building 2 “Golden Nugget” award winners, to provide the detailed expertise Desert Mountain Clients require. Her knowledge of the community and exclusive attention to Desert Mountain properties allows her to provide detailed knowledge of the community’s history, club operations, design review, and other issues important to Members.
In 2016, Karen received the designation of Certified International Property Specialist, demonstrating a high level of skill and knowledge in the field of international real estate.
Born in the Philadelphia area, Karen graduated from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia with a major in Education and Psychology in 1971. After moving to Seattle, WA, she served as the Executive Director of the Washington State Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 1978, she joined The Pacific Institute and served as Senior Vice President of Sales and marketing for the International Division. The Institute’s core business is team building, performance improvement, change management, leadership development, and goal setting both personally and professionally. Since joining the Desert Mountain Sales Team, she has always remained as one of the top Sales Executives each year.
Karen and her husband Doug, a retired Sports Agent, moved to Scottsdale in the early 1990s, and have been Desert Mountain Members since 1996. Currently, they reside in their 4th Desert Mountain home. She loves finding the perfect home for each buyer. She also loves to travel, is a beginning golfer, grandmother of 4, and mother of two English Crème Golden Retrievers named Cooper and Hogan.