Karen has an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree in Operations Research and Combinatorics and Optimization from the University of Waterloo, a Teacher Training Certificate in adult teaching from Durham College and is also a Microsoft Office Specialist - Master Instructor. She has several years’ business experience in the oil industry and has taught at many educational institutions such as Seneca College, Durham College, Ryerson and other private educational institutions. She is a senior associate with K2E Canada Inc, and has conducted over a hundred seminars for the CPA Associations across Canada. Karen has run her own training and consulting company for over 20 years. Computers have been in her life in various shapes and form for over 35 years. She has been working on spreadsheets since the days of VisiCalc on an Apple 2e computer. Karen specializes in teaching all the Microsoft Office products at an Advanced level. Her clients include: Starbucks Coffee, Ontario Power Generation, CanWest Media, Astral Media, Onex Corporation, Winners, AstraZeneca, several law firms and various training companies. Karen’s passion is order and organization. She loves to help people get organized and be more proficient in their daily use of any of the MS Office programs - both personally and professionally. She has also developed and delivered for over 10 years customized productivity workshops using Outlook as a tool and has been told she has personally changed many people’s lives for the better. Karen has been involved for over 30 years as a volunteer with Girl Guides, Scouts, or school committees, etc. Currently she is on the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association as Treasurer. Karen and her husband of over 30 years love to travel, ski, cycle, kayak and wilderness camp in our great outdoors. They also hang out with their two grandchildren whenever they can.