Originally from Raleigh and Charlotte, NC, Karen took a detour to NYC for college and stayed there for 12 years before moving back to the South in 2001. She now lives in Clemmons with her husband, Phillip, teenage sons, Max and Sean and Australian Shepherd, Sawyer. “We love our town”. Karen has two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Business and one in Nursing. In fact, she went to Nursing School at age 41 after a long career behind a desk which she says was a dream come true. She loves being a nurse, working in the hospital and having a direct impact on people’s lives. Karen has always loved words and language and says writing has always been her creative outlet. She especially loves to read stories about history and read and write poetry. She also loves attending her son’s sporting events and trying new restaurants. She is thrilled to be working with the Forsyth Magazines team.