Karen graduated from the Piedmont Community College film program in 2006 with an Associate degree in Film & Video Production Technology and a background in art department and assistant camera. She has since worked on various films and projects including: Scripture Cake, Lost Stallions (starring Mickey Rooney), and the kids television pilot The Rusty Bucket Kids Club. She became familiar with Bombshell Studios in 2009 when she met Michael and Krista Babbitt working on the short, Elimination, as key grip. No Good Maxine will be the third of what she hopes is many projects to come with Bombshell.

Along with film related hobbies, Karen also enjoys traveling, baking, and martial arts. She is currently training for her next belt in the art of Goju Ryu.