Karen was inspired to pursue speech pathology when she was a high school senior. She started working with a toddler who was substituting his “l” sounds, not realizing at the time that was age appropriate for him. It was then that her high school guidance counselor suggested she study speech and hearing therapy in college, so she did just that.
Since then, Karen has grown to love watching children gain self-confidence as their communication skills, articulation, and vocabulary blossom. Her favorite part about being a therapist, however, is building relationships and rapport with children, families, and school personnel.
When she’s not working, Karen enjoys family-time cooking in the kitchen and working on house projects. She loves being outside and surrounded by God’s beautiful creations.