After moving to San Francisco from Denmark in 1965, she met her husband Frank. They raised two daughters and one son, and now enjoy eight grandchildren. Their daughters, Kristina and Kirsten both live in Santa Rosa and work with Frank in their family-owned insurance & investment services. Their son Ron lives in Phoenix, he is executive director of the local YMCA. Karen discovered her love of golf, a passion she enjoys still. Her claim to fame was to be Peanuts artist Charles Shulz (Sparky’s) golf partner in his “Woodstock Open” benefiting VNA/Home Hospice, she was a fund raiser every year. She fell in love with Oakmont and was the merchandiser for the golf pro shop. She has called Oakmont her home since 1998. She shares that affection to find the right home for someone or help sell someone’s home, and has an enthusiasm in general for everyone she meets.