Karen was born and raised in Cloquet, and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1981. Karen acquired her Property and Casualty license in November of 2006, and her Life and Health license in April 2007. Karen joined us at Reliable Agency in January of 2007. She currently fills the receptionist position with us at Reliable Agency, a position she feels right at home in.
Prior to joining the Reliable team Karen worked for Potlatch/Sappi Fine Papers for 22 years. It was there she held positions as Shipment Planner, Stock Analyst, and Paper Machine Scheduler. She had taken a couple of years off from working to be at home with her youngest son, Matthew, and once he was old enough to attend school, Karen decided to rejoin the work force.
Karen and her husband, Randy, have three children, Katie, Giles, and Matthew. They plan to raise their children in the same great city that they themselves were raised, Cloquet! Aside from work, Karen enjoys spending her time with her family at the cabin, making quilts, scrap booking, and she also loves fishing in both the summer and the winter.