Karen is a national board-certified health coach (NBC-HWC) who believes everyone’s wellness journey is specific to them and ever-evolving. Perhaps you’ve been there, tried that, and now just need some extra support. Or you’re someone who is proactively thinking about your overall wellness for the first time and finding change to be overwhelming—with no idea where to begin. Whatever your situation, Karen partners with you on an empowering and supportive journey of exploration, discovery, and movement toward your personal vision for greater health and wellbeing.

Karen’s path to coaching followed a big-life change within her family, a chance conversation that progressed to a meeting about “possibilities,” and the subsequent pursuit of her Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach certification. This series of events led her to the Pathways to Wellness Program at the YMCA of the Inland Northwest and her work as a lifestyle coach. Supporting individuals entering this program, including many who had or were at risk of chronic disease, she grew to understand that everyone has a story comprised of a thousand little moments. From this purposeful and inspiring experience, Karen hopes to meet and support others exactly where they are in their own health and wellbeing story.

Karen spends as much time as she can outdoors in her yard, exploring, walking, hiking, and biking, as well as enjoying time with her daughters and their families.


  • Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
  • Certified Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach
  • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)