Karen acts as a Project Manager at Bultema Group, balancing long-term goals with the individual steps they require along the way. She is passionate about seeing projects come together and highlighting the incredible stories of real people, organizations, and causes that give meaning to everyday life. Originally a Chicago native, Karen fell in love with West Michigan after moving to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication at Cornerstone University. Equal parts city girl and country romantic, she tries to balance time exploring downtown with enjoying the parks and rivers that make the Midwest so grand. Her favorite things are literature and music, and she appreciates quiet times to enjoy them both, especially in the company of good friends and alongside a cup of coffee.