Karen grew up in the beautiful Oak Cliff area of Dallas where she graduated from Justin F Kimball High School. Soon after, she received her undergraduate business degree from Dallas Baptist University. While climbing the corporate ladder Karen continued to advance her knowledge and education. After a couple of stints with the University of Dallas, Karen received a Masters of Telecommunications Management, and completed her MBA as well.
Karen has over 30 years experience in information technology management and consulting, where she worked in the Dallas area for firms such as Southwest Airlines and IBM. She then branched out and spent 8 years as a Financial Consultant with Smith Barney, and now owns her own financial consulting firm Lariat Wealth Management. In addition to being a REALTOR®, Karen’s credentials include Certified Financial Planner® and Chartered Life Underwriter.
Karen is a proud mother of two children and has two handsome grandsons. Karen spends all of her free time enjoying golf, hiking, gourmet cooking, and traveling the world. Active in the community, Karen has many public service achievements including past chairman of the Gun Barrel City Chamber of Commerce, founder the Cedar Creek SCORE Branch (Counselors to America’s Small Business), Chairman of the Library at Cedar Creek Endowment Fund, President of the Pinnacle Wine Society.
Karen brings great experience and knowledge to the Lariat Team. Her underlying philosophy for real estate goes hand in hand with the Lariat approach to helping clients, “Whether for personal use or investment reasons, real estate is an integral part of a well diversified portfolio.”