Karen graduated in 1997 with a BS in Geology from Northern Arizona University and 2001 with a MBA from the University of Houston. She works for a major natural gas pipeline company doing market analysis.
Karen was a competitive gymnast as a kid, but took a very long hiatus from sports after quitting gymnastics. As an adult, Karen got back into fitness (the gym / running), but felt like there was something missing. Thinking CrossFit was just a fad workout, Karen waited a couple of years before actually trying her first WOD. She started doing CrossFit in 2012 and went on to eventually get her L1 certification in the Spring of 2016. What first started out as a way to stay fit, has turned into the desire to get better, stronger, faster than she was 10 years prior.
What Karen loves most about CrossFit is the variety of the workouts, the chance to still do gymnastic movements, and Olympic lifting. As a coach, Karen is excited about sharing her knowledge and passion about CrossFit with others and helping them get better. When not busy working or doing CrossFit , Karen enjoys spending time with her daughter, traveling, cooking, and enjoying wine.