Karen was born and raised in the suburbs of Birmingham, AL She graduated from Auburn University where she met her husband, Todd. While in Birmingham, Karen worked in Youth Ministry, Marketing, was a stay at home mom, and later worked as a Preschool Teacher after moving to Houston, TX in 2010. They moved to the Northern Virginia area in 2014 where they are currently raising their three kids and beloved dog, Murphy. They enjoy introducing their northern friends to southern comfort food, tex-mex, and SEC football. War Eagle!