Karen is the CEO of both Stikky Media and North Studio, a web developer using a Drupal interface, and an instructor at our sister school, Q College, teaching the Drupal Open Source Development course. Karen herself is a graduate of the Q College (formerly VSBT) Web Designer course and the Open Source Development course.
Her contribution to a project involves information architecture and figuring out how the back end of a website will be structured. Karen’s tasks also include fine-tuning a site’s details, such as customizing features and theming. What invigorates Karen is the investigative process that is a part of web development.
Karen’s natural inquisitiveness and love of experimentation make her amazing at implementing new modules. Her sensitivity to the user experience also helps her find ways to make website functions easier and clearer to navigate. What Karen loves most about her job is that it provides the context for her to experiment and learn new things (or learn different ways to do the same thing!).
In her off time, Karen loves snowboarding, canoeing, cuddling her pup, and sitting shotgun on the flights her husband pilots.