Karen has been a fixture at the family store practically since she could walk. Being the youngest of the three siblings, she was eager to “work” at the store like her big brother and sister. So, at a young age she was awarded her first official job— sweeping the playhouse in the Garden Center. Over the years Karen’s responsibilities expanded to include tending to the greenhouses, the Garden Center, and the Pumpkintown concession. Today, she spends much of her time creating content for marketing and advertising and handling the banking for the business. But her real passion is houseplants, and following that passion, she has expanded the houseplant department of Paul’s and Sandy’s to a tropical oasis that has become a favorite shopping destination of indoor gardening enthusiasts.
Karen has two children, a daughter Lena, and son Derek. Lena and Derek both work at the store after school and during breaks.
When she’s off-duty Karen enjoys antiquing and thrift shopping with her family, and long relaxing motorcycle rides with her husband David.