Realtor, Associate Broker, Senior Specialist
Karen has designed a life of helping others. A local girl, she graduated from Meridian High School, then went on to Good Samaritan Hospital of Nursing in Portland, Oregon where she became a registered nurse professional. She has had numerous professional achievements, leadership posts and accomplishments in the medical field.
In 1980 she added real estate marketing to her arsenal of “helping arts.” Clients love her ability to pair them with their dream homes. While living in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, Karen sold land, resort and residential real estate. She served as Managing Broker for Windemere/San Juan Island. A multi-million-dollar producer, she continues to share her experience and expertise with her clients. Coming back to Idaho, Karen served as Owner/Broker of The Nelson Group. Since 2015 Karen has been an associate broker with Smith & Coelho. Currently, she combines her numerous skills to create unique real estate sales solutions-especially for the 55+ adult lifestyle changes.