Not born in Texas, but arriving as fast as she could, Karen considers herself an “almost” native Texan. Born in Upstate New York and raised in Dallas, TX Karen’s passion for real estate stems from an entrepreneurial spirit and a love of significant homes and her East Dallas community.
Karen is a graduate of the Ursuline Academy of Dallas and the University of Texas at Austin where she earned her degree in marketing and advertising. In 2002, after many years in the advertising and marketing business and upon the birth of her second child, Karen decided to put her entrepreneurial spirit to work and became a Realtor. Focusing on East Dallas, Karen has proven to be neighborhood expert and consistent producer in the area. In 2016, together with Team Whiteside, Karen joined Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, a boutique style real estate brokerage located in the heart of Lakewood. Recently, Karen has enjoyed selling homes with character such as 2001 Buckner Blvd. – the only “earth sheltered” home in Dallas; as well as selling homes to characters such as reality TV Fast and Loud’s Richard Rawlings.
As an active member of her community, Karen and her husband of 15 years, Greg, are busy raising their children, Kate, George and Jack. She is an active participant in St. Thomas Aquinas school and church; the Dallas Little League, Bishop Lynch High School, the Ursuline Academy Alumnae Association, SVAA sports, Lakewood Area Women in Business, Texas Exes, Emerald Isle HOA and many other social and philanthropic activities.