Karen has taught the orchestra program at Lynden Christian Schools for 19 years and has taught private violin lessons for over 40 years. She has also played in the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra since it first started in 1976. Her mother was a musician and a teacher so music has always been a part of her life. Karen is honored and thrilled to be involved with the planning and facilitating of what happens at the J and strives to bring great programs and classes to the community and beyond. One of her favorite things about the J is the many opportunities it provides for live music and performances and the beautiful chamber hall that brings musicians and audiences together to engage in a personal setting.