Karen is a graduate of Western Illinois University with an MS in Education. She has taught for over 45 years in the Virginia School District in Virginia, IL. Karen has also worked as an adjunct professor in physical education for both Illinois College and MacMurray. She has over thirty years of volleyball coaching experience, both at the junior high and high school levels; as well as eighteen years experience as an athletic director. Karen has also been on the volleyball advisory committee for both the IESA and IHSA.
Karen resides in Virginia, IL.