As a child of a military family, Karen eventually found a home in Niceville, Florida at the age of 10. She attended Niceville High School and then Auburn University where she earned a B.A. in Communication. Following college, Karen moved to Greenville, SC. Here she raised her two beautiful children Eric and Leah. Karen has a strong heart for young people and missions and was able to foster these callings by working with youth at her church and taking mission trips to: Guatemala, Peru, Bahamas as well as serving at local missions. Karen has also shared her passion for travel with her children. They have traveled extensively throughout Central and South America and Europe. Learning about other cultures and nurturing her empathic nature during her travels have been some of the many blessings she has received. Karen presently works as the Front Office Secretary at Destin Middle School. Her outstanding commitment to the students, parents and staff recently earned her the title of Education Support Staff of the Year. Karen is excited to continue following her calling and passions through her new connection as Secretary/ Director of Education for Aletha’s Legacy.