Prior to joining Manzanita, Karen served as Office Manager at Mariposa School of Global Education, where she first teamed up with Dr. Paul and Mr. Ryan. Prior to her work in education, she operated her own catering company, serving both private clients and industry events. She also worked as an Executive Chef and eventually Help Desk Manager for a global film company. Karen’s role at Manzanita marks her return to the working world after taking a year off to try retirement on for size. While she enjoyed traveling abroad and through the American West, she discovered she really wasn’t ready to let go of her passion for helping others. It is with deep gratitude that she now has the opportunity to share her sense of purpose by serving the extraordinary vision and reality of Manzanita School.