Karen is a passionate dog mom and business leader with over 25 years of business development and consulting experience with IBM and AT&T. She’s traveled extensively with both companies and worked with the hospitality industry while at AT&T.
A lifelong pet lover, the business idea for Pets Living the Dream started when Karen got her first dog on her own, Sabrina, in 1996. The dream back then was to sell pet products to the hospitality industry but the market was not yet ready. Studying the pet industry over the years she recognized the amazing transformation happening from pet owners to pet parents. Karen stepped out on wings of faith in 2016, leaving the IBM “cocoon” to pursue her pet friendly dream.
Pet friendly is Karen’s passion and her mission. Her vision is to shine a light on the unconditional love that we are taught by our furry loved ones. By making it easier for businesses and cities to be pet friendly, it’s easier for pet parents to spend more quality time with their furry babies. Her goal is to make pet friendly so safe, easy and sustainable that it truly becomes a way of life in communities and businesses across the nation and around the world.