Karen has thirteen years’ experience with the San Antonio River Authority (SARA). She helped create and now leads SARA’s Sustainable Watersheds Implementation Program, and she has been instrumental in developing tools to introduce triple bottom line analysis to SARA projects. She has project managed numerous education and outreach projects designed to improve the health of the San Antonio River Basin, including the 2013 San Antonio Low Impact Development Design Competition project. Karen is the 2013 recipient of the American Public Works Association—Texas Chapter—Sustainability Practices Award. For the past two years, she has served as the Chapter’s Board Secretary.
Karen has held leadership and/or facilitation roles on a number of boards, alliances, and non-profits, and she brought her leadership and consensus-building skills to the Chapter’s Board. She is a strong and active advocate for sustainable land development practices, having linked private sector resources with sustainability-focused non-profit start-up needs. Karen has made numerous presentations promoting sustainable land development practices to government employees, universities, engineers and developers, chambers of commerce, community groups, and others with influence.