Karen has worked full-time in the film and television industry since 2000. Starting her career as a producer and entertainment lawyer, Karen has produced five feature films, eight short films and three television series. Her first short film as a writer/director (The Cabinet) won the NSI Drama Prize in 2006. She has since written/directed seven short films, a music video, Very Bad Men (2012) a true-crime documentary series for Investigation Discovery (US), a web series Mythos (2015) created for TELUS and three feature films -- Stained (2010), Evangeline (2013) and The Curse of Willow Song (to be released in the fall of 2019).

In 2016, Karen entered into the world of television drama, first working as a story editor for the SYFY series Van Helsing under showrunners Neil Labute and Simon Barry.  She was a staff writer and writer on two episodes of Simon Barry’s SYFY series Ghost Wars, now streaming on Netflix worldwide.  In the fall of 2018, she was commissioned to write and direct a short film tribute to Sandra Oh entitled Sandra Oh:  Inspiration, which premiered at the Governor Generals Performing Arts Awards in Ottawa in April 2019.