Karen received her BS in accounting in 1981 from the University of Arizona. She is a member of the Arizona Society of CPA’s. From 1981 to 1984, Karen worked in the Tucson office of Coopers & Lybrand where she attained the level of audit senior and provided accounting services to clients in the areas of real estate, mining and health care. She joined Venture West in 1984 as controller and attained the level of Chief Financial Officer. In 2004, Karen obtained her real estate license and is now primarily responsible for office building sales and leasing.