A life long lover of all living things Karen never tires of reading and writing about, working with, or living her life in unison with nature. Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey she spent her summers enjoying the family cabin on Lake Kittatinny in Stokes State Forest. It was there she learned the many lessons nature had to offer.
Karen earned a Masters Degree in Education at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. She and her husband Chris made Portage, MI their home. Karen spent the next thirty-six years as an educator taking time out to raise her twins.
Science was a favorite subject. For many years her students watched the metamorphosis of Monarch Butterflies and tagged and released them for Monarch Watch. Her classroom also saw its share of hamsters and gerbils, in addition to Lucky the one-eyed fish, Peanut my loyal Beagle, and Shadow the rabbit.
In preparing for retirement Karen studied and became
a docent at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI. During the three years she volunteered there Karen was allowed to learn and interact with many beautiful animals. A year after retirement she moved to Traverse City, MI. Karen misses the zoo dearly and takes her grandson, Aiden there several times a year.
Now living in Traverse City Karen has time to enjoy her many hobbies, one of which is writing.