Hi! I am Karen. I love exploring new places, eating delicious food, and writing about anything and everything. I’ve grown to appreciate those awkward situations that make for great stories after the fact. My husband makes me laugh the hardest and my children constantly remind me that I don’t know near as much about the world as I think I do. We’re currently stationed in Washington DC and take full advantage of living in our nation’s capital.

I specialize in content development, e-learning, and face-to-face instruction. As a military spouse for almost 15 years and counting, I am passionate about the issues military families continue to face in our current environment. Over the years, I have been a conflict resolution specialist, a content editor, a community college instructor, and an instructional designer. My storied work history provides me with a unique perspective on both formal and informal learning practices.

I named this place And Then We Laughed because it seems like whatever experiences life has thrown my way, they always seem to ends with laughter. If you’re interested in collaborating on a project, please don’t hesitate to contact me.