Inspirational speaker, counselor, and color commentator, Karen is the daughter of a nurse and football coach and has found her passion in delivering inspirational messages at various corporations, organizations, colleges, and churches across the country. This summer she will continue to deliver her motivational camp workshops with selected athletes for the Nike company.

Karen has a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Tennessee, and has a bachelor’s in English from Eastern Illinois University. She was recently honored in an exhibit in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and was chosen as one of Iowa’s “40 Under [the age of]40″ who is a rising star in their field.

This Indiana native began her career at Milan High School (the school from the movie “Hoosiers”) and moved to Iowa on a leap of faith. Her message focuses on taking risks, following your dreams, loving others, and living with honor!

Her interests include public speaking, coaching, horseback riding, flying airplanes, writing songs and poems, and spending time with family and friends.

This high energy presenter has a passion for sharing her “joy” for life and “lifting you up!”