Karen has a degree from Acadia University in Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Recreation. As a Train the Trainer for the Canadian Red Cross Society and the Royal Life Saving Society, Karen was instrumental in the development of numerous aquatics programs in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In 1982, Karen developed and implemented the Adapted Aquatics Program for the Canadian Red Cross in the province of New Brunswick and at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.
Karen has been an entrepreneur running several successful businesses: Wise Kids – a daycare supply company, Business in a Box– a business training and consulting firm, Inner Action Inc. – a multimedia and software development company. Karen brings her creativity to programming, building relationships, moving into new markets and seeing business opportunities.
In 1992, Karen was hired by the Ministry of Economic Trade and Development and its partners, the City of Ottawa and OCEDCO to open the Entrepreneurship Center. In the first year of operation, the centre assisted 36,000 entrepreneurs with their business ventures. As the senior business consultant, Karen designed and delivered many seminars and workshops that are still being used today.
Karen’s training certifications include: CanFit Pro Certified Personal Trainer, certified USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and Functional Movement Screen Level I and II certified.
Karen brings her creativity to programming, building relationships, moving into new markets and seeing business opportunities.
After a hockey injury on February 27, 2009 the concept of using hydrotherapy for both rehab and training became Karen’s focus. After much research from 2009 until 2013 LiquidGym opened November 6, 2013.