Karen comes to us after teaching preschool for nine years in local churches in the Virginia Beach area. Karen earned her Bachelors degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a Boston native, but has called Virginia Beach home for the past 21 years. She is a proud Navy spouse and has been married for 23 years and has three great kids, ranging in ages from 21 to 16. She is a strong proponent of service to community and works to instill that, not only her children, but in those she works with. She is a proud supporter of the EMS community and her local church. Her happy place is watching her sons play volleyball, one on the men's team at UVA and the other at a local high school.