Karen has a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and jokes that she majored in… Recess.
Karen began her hospitality career in destination management and incentive travel. A love of luxurious hotels as she traveled with corporate incentive groups brought her to Four Seasons Hotels. Here she became a Member of Les Clefs d’Or (a world-wide Association of Concierge) for over a decade. She started the first loyalty Concierge at Holt Renfrew in Yorkville before circling back to her true home at The Four Seasons, Toronto as Assistant Chef Concierge. She eventually moved to the Niagara Region and began managing the Spas at Vintage Hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Karen paused her hospitality career to help her husband expand his real estate and property management business. Her attention to detail, systems, procedures, project management and love of people fuelled their success. She even earned the “Forty under 40” Business Achievement Award. All the while, Karen’s passion for travel - making dreams come true - never waivered. They sold the business so her husband could focus solely on his love of buying and selling real estate, and she could go back to her passion in hospitality and tourism.
Karen has travelled extensively – from backpacking to cruising to safaris. Over 70 cities within 31 countries across 4 continents (so far!) make her favourite trips hard to narrow. Kenya, Tanzania, Edinburgh, Monte Carlo, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Alaska, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Rome rank amongst the best.
Karen’s reputation for taking an idea and adding in the details to make it memorable–a true occasion- is renowned. Contact Karen today for inspired travel possibilities She looks forward to working collaboratively with her clients and contacts to make travel dreams come true!