Born in the mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, Karen graduated from Bloomsburg State College in 1983 with a degree in Computer and Information Science. She started her career at Playtex Products in Dover, Delaware for 15 years as a Distribution Analyst, Senior Inventory Analyst and Manufacturing Operations Systems Coordinator.
After moving to NC, Karen worked with the Carteret School System in the Gifted Program and Alternative Middle School program. She was also the Volunteer Coordinator with the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores before finally landing a job in the boating industry at Morehead Marine as their Business Manager in the Sales Department. She now thoroughly enjoys being part of the Starling Marine organization.
Karen has been around boats most of her life – from the lakes of Pennsylvania and the Delaware Bay to the coastal waters of North Carolina. When she is not in the office, she can be found on her 22’ Pursuit Center Console fishing with her husband, Jim; paddling her kayak around the Sound, or at the barn with her horse, Spirit.