Karen has been the Group Facilitator and Coordinator of the Wednesdays Program at the Morro Bay Library since 2006, in which she has led the Morro Bay Book Discussion Group, organized author events, and challenged participants to read and discuss different types of books that they might not have otherwise chosen. Because of her special love of mysteries, she also facilitates and coordinates the 4th Wednesdays Mystery Readers Group. From January 2012 through February 2013, she worked with the Branch Manager to facilitate the program, 4th Wednesdays @ the Movies. In this role she served as the Discussion Leader directly following the movie. In 2015, she introduced the Wellness Wednesdays Program which brought speakers to the library who promoted healthy living in a variety of ways. From September 2015 – May 2016 she facilitated the Women's Wellness Program, a place for women to gather, share, seek information and gain insight. In 2016 she began new programs in which participants could study and discuss one book over a period of weeks that was inspirational, empowering and transformative; as well as, a Joyful Workshop Interactive Series for those individuals seeking to experience more joy and explore new heights of personal happiness. She was also awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2012 and 2007 from the Morro Bay Library staff for her extraordinary work with the library. In 2011, as President of the Morro Bay Friends of the Library for 2010, she was honored that she and her Board of Directors received the Volunteer of the Year Award for that year from staff, as well.
Karen has a Masters of Arts in Education with major emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. She also has a Certificate in Management Development from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
She has been a Live-Now Group Facilitator providing guidance to individuals, groups and families that help them to program their life for success.
Karen, a retired faculty emeritus college instructor and program coordinator, taught Leadership and Peer Counseling courses at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA for 17 years, and has over 23 years experience in community college teaching and management. She is also the author of “Opening Doors to College Success” which was published by Kendall/Hunt.
Karen is excited to welcome you to the Morro Bay Book Discussion Group – a free program of the Morro Bay Library, funded by the Morro Bay Friends of the Library.