Karen came to work for Dr. Comrie as an animal health technologist in the summer of 1988. She lived most of her early life in Winnipeg, but realized as an adult that rural life was calling her. She married a local dairyman not many years later, and they continue to live on their farm east of town. She is a devoted community volunteer in many capacities, and shares a passion with her husband and son for the great outdoors. She graduated from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology at Saskatoon in 1986.