Karen is a family mediator who believes mediation is about trust. Drawing on her education and experience, Karen creates environments that are safe and respectful. Her method allows clients to come to their own solutions and outcomes on family law issues.
Karen knows a thing or two about family matters. For 19 years, she raised three children in the Okanagan. She returned home to Vancouver to go back to school and pursue her lifelong desire of studying the law. She became a paralegal working in personal injury and medical malpractice before she changed her focus to family law.
Her passion for supporting families through difficult times led her to complete studies in conflict resolution. As a family mediator, she guides families towards solutions tailored to their unique situation.
Karen believes in giving back to the community. She is a frequent volunteer for many organizations and charities including pro bono legal clinics, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Outside of work, Karen loves to spend time at the beach with her dogs on the North Shore. She also enjoys the many hiking trails in her neighbourhood and can often be found in her garden. She enjoys reading, sewing, entertaining and spending holidays in sunny Mexico.
- 2015 – Certificate in Conflict Resolution (Family Mediation) – Justice Institute of British Columbia, BC
- 2012 – Paralegal Diploma – Capilano University, BC
- 1985 – Bachelor of Arts (Crim) – Simon Fraser University, BC
- Family Mediation Canada – Member
- British Columbia Paralegal Association – Member
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
- 2016 – ongoing – Amici Curiae – Temporary foreign workers clinic co-manager
- 2015 – ongoing – Amici Curiae legal forms workshops volunteer
- 2017 – Presenter at Law Courts Center – Drafting Financial Statements when violence is involved