Karen received her undergraduate degree in Business Management from SUNY-Binghamton in upstate New York. She worked for several years in Human Resources then went on to get her graduate degree in elementary education from Adelphi University. She taught first grade before joining Scholastic Inc. where she worked as a product manager for reading and spelling programs. After five years at Scholastic, she moved from core curriculum to trade publishing, working for such publishers as Random House and HarperCollins. Rapidly rising up the corporate ladder, she became the Sr. Director of School and Library Marketing, where she worked with many well-known and beloved children’s authors.
Karen relocated to North Carolina six years ago. She soon landed a job at the Easter Seals UCP Charlie Gaddy Center, a developmental day preschool, where she learned medical billing while also getting her Infant Toddler Certification. Karen has been the Billing Specialist at Shining Stars Therapy for over 2 years now.
Karen lives in Fuquay-Varina with her husband, two girls and dog. She enjoys reading, camping and gardening. She is also a freelance educational consultant, writing teacher guides and other curriculum for various children’s publishers.
***For all billing and financial concerns, please contact Karen Monday-Thursday from 9am-4pm.***