As a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, Karen went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Marketing from LaSalle University in 1986.
Karen began her career with Mitsubishi Corporation in Philadelphia in 1986. She then went on to work for Pennwalt Corporation in the Marketing Department of the Specialty Chemicals Division for the next five years before relocating back to the Lehigh Valley. Karen continued her work in the marketing area for Pentamation Enterprises closely working with the sales force of both the Government and Education areas of the business.
As the first Marketing Director for an accounting firm in the Lehigh Valley, Karen began to work very closely with the leadership at Buckno Lisicky & Company to develop an unchartered area for the accounting profession. She has worked with the Shareholders and staff over the past 18 years developing and implementing their marketing plan.
Karen resides in Whitehall, with her husband, son and daughter. As an active member of her church, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Karen is a Eucharistic Minister, aerobics instructor for the health ministry, as well as fundraiser for a variety of church activities. In addition, Karen is a former member of the School Board and Athletic Association for St. Elizabeth Regional School and was a chairperson for the Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Designer Clothing Sale, Santa Shop and as well as, head coach for the Varsity Cheerleading Squad. Karen was also the head coach for the JV Cheerleading Squad at Allentown Central Catholic High School. As an active participant in many of the animal rescue organizations in the Lehigh Valley, Karen has spent the last 30 years actively rescuing cats and dogs and finding them their forever homes.