Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, Karen moved to New York City in Spring 2004 to intern for New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. After graduating James Madison University, she planned on staying in NYC only five years. Just enough time to enjoy the city and head back to Virginia. Obviously, she never went back to Virginia.
Currently working for the Office of the Special Counsel in The Arsenal located inside Central Park, Karen spends her days negotiating and seeking restitution from parties who harm trees in the 5 boroughs, or rather, she speaks for the trees! She adores her job and it is this connection to nature that promoted the happy couple to consider no other venue but Central Park for the ceremony. (Pray for no rain!)
In her free time, which is hard to find these days, Karen enjoys being the step-mother to her new step-daughter, Sophie Bliss, seeing live music and attending music festivals with Josh, all while running her website, TinyRager.com. Without this passion for music, who knows if these two love birds would have met.