Karen recently moved to Ligonier from the Outer Banks of NC after serving as the executive director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund from 2006 until 2017. Her entire career has been devoted to nonprofit management and social services and she is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College with a degree in psychology. She is the owner of Nick and Victory who were both rescued from a kill pen. She has taught both forward and saddle seat riding, shown American Saddlebreds, and is also the former statewide director of therapeutic riding at Penn State University. In April of 2014, Karen became nationally certified in the remote delivery of immunocontraception to wildlife at the Science and Conservation Center at Zoo Montana.