A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia; Karen grew up in Antigonish before moving to New Glasgow in High School. Karen won many academic awards at New Glasgow High School, studied a single year in the Science program at Dalhousie before transferring to the Dalhousie's Pharmacy program. Karen continued her academic excellence and was awarded several academic awards when she was awarded her BSc. in Pharmacy in 1985.
Karen worked for one year as a full time pharmacist in Halifax and then 4 years on a part time basis as she supported herself through dental school also at Dalhousie.
Karen graduated from the Dalhousie University School of Dentistry and immediately moved to Ottawa where she has practiced since May 1990.
Karen has a family orientated general dental practice and is always welcoming new patients as she shares the excitement of the modern facilities at Preston Dental Centre.
Karen is married, has a daughter and enjoys time with her family and friends in Ottawa and Fort Myers, on the ski hill and practicing her considerable culinary skills.