Karen began her career at Leo Burnett and Starcom Worldwide. Over the next 20+ years, she built her skills in the advertising sales and marketing industry, including a decade as Midwest Advertising Director at Shape Magazine. She has earned an MBA in Finance and Marketing and a BS in Advertising and Media from the University of Illinois. In addition to her prerequisite love of cooking and wine, Karen is a yoga, fitness and travel enthusiast. She is partial to the Piedmont region and its authentic Northern Italian foods and wines.
Karen enjoys sipping a big Barolo paired with the goat and sheep cheeses of the Piedmont region.