A Wisconsin native and avid Badger and Packer fan, Karen found her way to Perkins through a fortuitous company merger. We’re thrilled to have her here because she’s an auto dealership accounting guru with an encyclopedic knowledge of tax law. Karen is also one of our best detectives. Reading tax cases is one of her favorite vocational pastimes. Like a modern Miss Marple, she unravels accounting problems as quickly as her English springer spaniel, Molly, darts around Neskowin beach on a sunny summer day or stormy November afternoon.
A dedicated homebody, Karen throws her energy into making her 1957 ranch the envy of all those with iconic mid-century pink bathrooms. Serving as her own designer, she updated her kitchen and she spends hours outside nurturing her perennial garden. Inside, she loves to read biographies and historical novels, occasionally stopping to do some armchair traveling to France and Italy—or perhaps solving the latest accounting mystery to cross her path.