President/CEO & Dancing Queen
Karen has the experience, intensity and focus of a big city ad professional, and prides herself on having the flexibility, responsiveness and moxie that comes from building a locally-grown business. She cut her marketing teeth in Atlanta and New York before returning to Salinas—the place she always considered home. Karen is a leader and trend spotter, and has a knack for bringing people together and ideas to life.
Karen loves a good mojito, Fleetwood Mac and exploring the great outdoors—as long as there are no bears or sharks in sight. She loves to cook, especially Italian cuisine, and knows meals are most enjoyed when shared with family, friends and plenty of wine. Having danced since a young age, be sure to make lots of room for Karen on the dance floor—she’s definitely known to bust a move.