After leaving the firm to focus on family needs, Karen continued her paralegal work with several local family law attorneys. In 2003, Karen added part time work for Juneau’s Small Business Development Center, developing and teaching small business courses and working closely with local business leaders on small business events. While there, Karen was nationally honored as Alaska’s State Star for her program development efforts.
Karen eventually returned to full time legal work, first with the State of Alaska’s Department of Commerce, then finally rejoining Baxter Bruce & Sullivan in 2018. With over 30 years of experience in law, Karen is committed to assisting clients with compassion and clarity while they navigate the often-stressful process of divorce.
Karen is married and a mother of 6 (2 children and 4 stepchildren). She deeply appreciates the beauty of Alaska’s great outdoors and when she isn’t working, Karen enjoys photography, music, writing, and spending time with her husband cooking, entertaining, camping, and traveling.