Karen has been working at the Huntington YMCA since October 2003 in the Play & Learn child care program and as a Preschool Teacher. The 2018-19 school year was Karen’s first year as Preschool Coordinator and she has since moved into the Director position. In the past Karen also worked at the front desk for 2 1/2 years. Karen said, “The most rewarding part of my job is seeing my preschoolers grow and learn over the course of a school year. Their smiles as they come into the classroom, and their excitement about learning is what drives me to be my best.” In her free time and when she is not at the Y, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, having lunch with friends, watching favorite TV shows, walking and vacationing on the lake in upstate Wisconsin.