A continuous member of the ABTC since 1962, Karen has served on many boards and committees, including breed standard revision committees and chairing the 1996 ABTC National Specialty show. Working on the Judges Education committee, she assembled and submitted the materials for the ABTC book, The Complete Belgian Tervuren (Howell books 1990); coordinated the startup of the abtc.org website; and designed this Judges Guide website, and remains an active contributor to the ongoing development of ABTC judges education presentations. She has owner-handled Tervuren to Specialty and Group wins as well as OTCH obedience, Tracking and Masters agility titles. She also owner-handled Great Pyrenees, Schipperkes and Brittanies to Specialty and group wins. Karen is a licensed AKC and UKC judge of Belgians and Juniors, having judged AKC, UKC and CKC Specialty shows for the Belgians, including the 2007 ABTC National Specialty show.