Karen began her tenure in Darlington's Development Office in 1998 before transitioning to student life a couple of years later. In 2010, she was named registrar and executive assistant to the Director of the Upper School after serving as the executive assistant to the director of Upper School studies/registrar for many years. Karen holds a B.A. from Valdosta State College. For her service to Darlington, she was awarded the Brown Faculty Appreciation Award in 2013. She and her husband, Hugh, are the parents of Laura Bennett ('04).