Karen Bredbenner began her career in education as a teacher and reading specialist. She moved into the business world when she and her husband purchased a housecleaning franchise business. Karen was responsible for the day-to-day operations of that business for over 11 years, where she gained extensive experience in management, customer service, sales and human resources.
Karen grew up in Michigan, and has a BA from Aquinas College. She also has an MA from St. Mary's College of California. She lives in the East Bay with her husband, Tim. They have two grown sons. Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends (often in the mountains), reading, hiking, crafting and also volunteering at Caring Hands through John Muir Health.