Programme Leader - Ski Patrol
Karen grew up enjoying the outdoors of Wellington region, came south in an early teaching job, discovered the mountains – and that was it. She’s been at the polytechnic since 2007 and usually lives in Queenstown, but lives and works in Wanaka for the winter months.
Karen worked 18 seasons as a ski patrol, including 10 seasons at Coronet Peak, three in the United States and one in Canada. She also ran the New Zealand avalanche programme for Otago Polytechnic and has been on the avalanche education advisory group for 10 years.
- Campus: Wanaka