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The Many Voices of

Storyteller, Living History Performer,
Step-on Tours of Tacoma,
& Musician.

Living History Programs
Storytelling Programs
Step-on Tours of Tacoma
Performance Schedule
Teacher Info
Contact Info

To see Karen in action,
 portraying Abby Williams Hill,
click on =>YouTube<=



"A storyteller of rare and extraordinary power, she has left a lasting impression at Fort Nisqually bonfires and many memorable events."  Jerry Eckrom, Author & Storyteller.



Karen enjoys both telling in modern times and bringing the past to life with living history presentations.  Her effervescent style engages emotions, from the sublime to the ridiculous, in audiences both young and old.  She has presented in a wide range of places: libraries, bookstores, schools, senior centers, churches, Pig War re-enactments, Medieval wedding receptions, and ghostly bonfires.

An experienced Teacher and Museum Curator of Education, Karen is presently on the board of the Heritage League of Pierce County.  She can often be found bringing the past to life at Northwest historic sites such as Fort Nisqually, Fort Steilacoom, and San Juan Islands National Historic Park.  Her living history presentations have been featured at Fort Clatsop, Whitman Mission National Historic Site, and the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.  She feels especially rewarded telling the tales of those whose voices are usually silent in history -- women.

Drawing on her experiences as a K-12 music educator, she incorporates music and sing-alongs into many of her presentations, often bringing along folk instruments such as autoharp, mountain dulcimer, or penny whistle.  She enjoys presenting to classrooms and assemblies and will provide EALRs upon request.

Karen's desire to help revitalize the art of storytelling has led her to conduct workshops for beginning storytellers and on "Telling Your Family Tales."  She firmly believes that our stories tell who we are, where we've come from, and where we're going.  Her stories, both traditional and new, may bring laughter, tears, shivers, or a deep thought or two, but will always entertain.

With a small in-home studio, Karen is able to meet a wide variety of Voice Over needs.

To contact Karen regarding the services she provides on this site, click her monogram at the bottom of any page or click Contact Info, above and to the left.

Updated Jun 5, 2013
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