Human Resources and Administrative Assistant
Karen grew up in Walla Walla, WA and has spent most of her life in Oregon, with a few years here and there in California, Kentucky, and Ohio. She owned a bridal shop in North Bend, OR for 15 years and developed her knowledge of business operation during that time. After selling her business, she moved to Chico, CA and worked as a bookkeeper for a small business where her love of accounting began. She continued her work in this field while working with a Tax & Estate Attorney, assisting with tax returns. Karen joined Irvine & Company in 2013 as an administrative assistant.
When not at work, she enjoys being able to share in her children and grandchildren’s lives and loves travelling with her husband of 50 years – especially to see new places. She’s an enthusiastic supporter of the Oregon Ducks athletic teams and is fond of reading. Her vast life experiences has given her a wealth of knowledge; it’s very difficult to “stump Karen” with a question!