Karen has been a Certified Practitioner since 2001. Her growing practice, Touch of the Phoenix, has just recently relocated to New Hampshire. She is also an independent contractor, a traveling teacher of sorts, preparing nursing students for their licensing exams. A veteran, she is a retired Air Force Reserve officer. Karen lives with her husband, Steven Kelly, and Tandy the cat (!) Karen's commitment to "doing the work" is exemplified by her involvement with the Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation, having been a Board member since 2010.