Karen Anderson graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Resource Recreation Management and a minor in Youth Agencies. She has been married to Marshall for more than years and they have five children together. Karen has served on the Board of Trustees of Destination Imagination since 2004 and is currently the chair of the Governance Committee. Karen has been involved in every aspect of creative problem solving and Destination Imagination for more than 30 years. For 25 years, she served as the Affiliate Director of Oregon DI. She has taught numerous classes on creative problem solving as well as classes to gifted students through a program at Oregon State University. In addition, Karen has been a longtime volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, receiving the District Award of Merit, the Order of the Arrow and the Silver Beaver Award. She has served on the Pastoral Council of her Church, chaired the Archdiocese Marriage and Family Life Board, chaired the Corvallis School District Talented and Gifted Advisory Board and is President Elect of Assistance League of Corvallis serving underprivileged youth.