Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV, with 60 credit hours toward accounting degree;
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, continuing education in HEC-2 Floodplain Hydraulics and Computational Methods in Stormwater Management.
Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD, continuing education in Stormwater Management and Design; Sediment Control; Road Grade and Street Design; and Urban Storm Drainage and Practice
Karen has obtained numerous Professional Development Hours including but not exclusive of various aspects of civil engineering; boundary law; Boundary Control and Legal Principles; Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location; Resolving Conflicting Evidence; GPS; GIS; and FEMA Floodplain standards; WV Minimum Standards for Surveyors, WV Situational Ethics for Surveyors, and participated numerous times in the WV Board of Professional Surveyors examination development workshop. She has had extensive training in project management.
Twenty eight years of broad and varied experience in surveying and project management. Experience includes working as rod-man, rear and head chainman, instrument operator, party chief and survey "computer". Experienced in difficult boundary retracements, city lot surveying, subdivisions, site plans, control surveys, topographic mapping, ALTA Land Title Surveys and as an expert witness for the U. S. Attorney's Office and the Office of the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney. Karen rewrote the "Boundary Surveys for Land Development" chapter in the recently published 3rd Edition of the Land Development Handbook.
Professional Licensed Land Surveyor - West Virginia
West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors
National Society of Professional Surveyors
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
Vice President - West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors 2005-2006
Past President - Eastern Panhandle Chapter West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors
Honors and Civic Activities:
2006 Surveyor of the Year – West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors