A Colorado native, born in Lamar, Karen moved to Oregon during grade school and graduated with a degree in Apparel Design from Oregon State University. Her first job was at Nike where she helped introduce Michael Jordan to the athletic apparel world. She then operated a home-based sewing business for 13 years, volunteered her administrative skills at her church office, and worked part-time at a high-end storage and organization store. Always a sucker for cleaning out a closet and alphabetizing, and with lots of encouragement from friends and family, in 2009 Karen started orderologyTM, a professional organizing business (www.orderology.com).
After raising a family just outside of Portland and a number of life-changes, she happily returned to Colorado in February 2013, thoroughly enjoying trading rain for sunshine. She joined NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) and launched a mile-high version of orderologyTM.
In addition to being a professional organizer, Karen is part of the CHR Concierge Team. As an independent contractor, she provides organizational and support services to the agents of CHR who want to focus on their areas of expertise and serving their clients. As one who loves bringing order out of chaos, she enjoys many of the day-to-day tasks and details that can slow others down. Helping CHR agents as well as other individuals, families and small businesses function at a higher, more productive and efficient level is one of her greatest passions and highest priorities.
When not trying to keep the world in order, Karen enjoys bike riding, skiing, running, wine tasting, traveling, exploring “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”, entertaining and decorating. She has been known to even dust off the old sewing machine from time to time.
Spending time whenever possible with her three amazing young adult kids in Oregon, and building a new life here in Denver with her husband of two years, the love of her life and college sweetheart.
Harley, her 11-pound Yorkie-mix who smiles. (She firmly believes that “God gave us dogs to show us how he loves us and cats to show us how we love Him.” -John Eldredge)
New favorite hang-out: Orange Theory Fitness
Eating (good) Mexican food. Always looking for recommendations.
And of course, cleaning out a closet.