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About Karen

Introduction

I’m a mother, accountant, small business owner, student, and volunteer.

I experienced childhood in the country town of Dubbo before moving to the Sydney suburb of Maroubra for university. I eventually settled in Camden which has been the perfect blend of both these rural and urban lifestyles.  

Career

My accounting career has taken me from the corporate world as Revenue Accountant in an ASX listed telecommunications company to the role of director in a public practice and audit firm in Camden. I am also currently a student again as I study a law degree via distance education. 

Passion

I am a mother to four with ages ranging from 11 to 18 which keeps home life busy with school, sports, and part-time jobs. I understand keenly the many daily challenges facing families and households. 

Being involved with the local charity, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, has allowed me to play a direct role in assisting local people experiencing hardship, homelessness, and recovering from domestic violence situations.

It is this household stress that is affecting so many people in our community and must be addressed. Financial pressures arise from the increasing cost of living and inadequate medical funding of disabilities and chronic illness. Many local families are acutely affected by addiction and domestic violence which places significant strain on local resources and facilities.