Karen has been singing on stage from the age of 5. She studied privately in New Orleans for 6 years of formal vocal training.
After receiving a vocal scholarship she studied vocal performance for 2 years at the college level in Missouri. Upon returning home to New Orleans, she performed at Le Petite Theatre, The Orpheum Theatre and sang lead vocals for a rock group named ETC... which performed at local establishments on famous Bourbon Street.
After a couple of years she then entered into a musical endeavor known as In The Mood. The tight girl harmony group performed all around the New Orleans area for approximately 10 years.
One of the highlights Karen enjoyed was opening up for Pete Fountain at the UNO Lakefront Arena!
Independently, she enjoys singing liturgical pieces at local church ceremonies.
She spends much of her time singing lullabies to her children and has decided to get cookin' (outside of her kitchen that is), and fire it up again with Cookin' With Gas!