Program Manager: Search, Adult Adoptees, Birth Families and DNA Discoveries
Karen is a professionally trained researcher and has worked in the field for several decades. With in-depth experience in genealogical research via her extensive professional and volunteer pro bono work, Karen has worked on hundreds of cases. Whether identifying and locating individuals and family members utilizing the most current DNA and genetic genealogy techniques; researching and creating extensive family histories and trees; tracking down challenging records and requesting documentation from international, national, and local sources; or handling the exhaustive and intricate research and management of successful genealogical society applications, she understands that each client is unique, and each situation holds its individual challenges and rewards.
Prior to joining staff, Karen is familiar to many in our community and our work as a Search Team volunteer since 2019. Principal researcher on more than 40 ANC search cases, she has collaborated and assisted on numerous others. Current with best practices, Karen is a participating member of numerous professional societies and groups. Utilizing the most recent advances in genealogical research, she approaches her work with compassion, accuracy, and skill.