Karen lives in North Idaho with her husband, Steve, and an assortment of dogs and one nutty cat.
Karen is a professional dog trainer who took her expertise in owning and operating a business, dog training and working with troubled youth to create a program for youth working with shelter dogs.
She co-founded Pawsitive Works, a non-profit organization, in 2009.
After many years of developing and marketing the organization and its efforts, she and co-founder Rhonda Hamerslough formed Pawsitive Works Canine Assisted Learning LLC to increase the application and success of canine assisted learning. Karen believes that both humans and dogs deserve the opportunity, support, and resources to make changes resulting in a more productive and happy existence.