Karen is a proud Atlanta native who has the honor of managing our incredible team and beautiful space. Karen is the voice of the Village, developing the culture and resources needed to keep 250+ startups running strong. From spearheading strategic marketing initiatives, organizing member events, and connecting with investors and sponsors, Karen has her finger on the Village pulse. She is passionate about well crafted emails, paying it forward, and relationship building. Karen also loves Vanilla Ice lyrics, great wit, and podcasts.

What I wanted to be when I grew up: a photographer for National Geographic.

Two truths, one lie: I led adventure trips in Australia, have founded a non-profit, and auditioned for American Idol.