I have known Karen for over 7 years. We met when my parents home was on the Joy Home Tour and it inspired me to become a volunteer on her committee the following year. I was in awe at how passionate and organized she was in planning and executing this huge fundraiser. Every year she succeeded in creating new and innovative ways to bring in funds to help those in need in the Guelph and area communities. Karen’s passion for organizing events and helping others is rare. She works tirelessly and always goes above-and-beyond when it comes to helping others. It has been my pleasure to work along side her both locally and internationally. Karen’s work ethic and intellect would bring much value to any organization needing help with events or fundraising.