Karen has been a professional actress and educator since graduating in 2001 from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a BFA in acting. She resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she has had the privilege of having worked with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Next Act Theater, First Stage Milwaukee, In Tandem Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Music Theatre, and Milwaukee Opera Theater. Karen is a proud three time alumna of Disney on Classic- a four month long concert tour of Japan. Karen has been a lead teacher at Next Act Theater’s Next Actors program, First Stage Milwaukee Theater Academy, Sunset Playhouse’s School for the Arts, Waukesha Civic’s A.C.T. program and at the Springer Theater Academy in Columbus, Georgia.