The Sales Team
Actively selling Desert Mountain since January 1995, Karen draws on her experience of having
designed four custom homes, and building 2 “Golden Nugget” award winners, to provide the
detailed expertise Desert Mountain Clients require. Her knowledge of the community and
exclusive attention to Desert Mountain properties allows her to provide detailed knowledge of
the community’s history, club operations, design review and other issues important to Members.
In 2016, Karen received the designation of Certified International Property Specialist,
demonstrating a high level of skill and knowledge in the field of international real estate.
Born in the Philadelphia area, Karen graduated from the Mary Washington College of the
University of Virginia with a major in Education and Psychology in 1971. After moving to
Seattle, WA, she served as the Executive Director of the Washington State Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation. In 1978, she joined The Pacific Institute, and served as Senior Vice President of
Sales and marketing for the international Division. The Institute’s core business is team building,
performance improvement, change management, leadership development, and goal setting- both
personally and professionally. Since joining the Desert Mountain Sales Team, she has always
remained as one of the top Sales Executives each year.
Karen and her husband Doug, a retired Sports Agent, moved to Scottsdale in the early 1990’s,
and have been Desert Mountain Members since 1996. Currently they reside in their 4th Desert
Mountain home. She loves finding the perfect home for each buyer. She also loves to travel, is a
beginning golfer, grandmother of 4, and mother of two English Crème Golden Retrievers named
Cooper and Hogan.
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