Karn is a fifth generation Colorado native born in Colorado Springs. Upon graduating from CU Boulder with a degree in Environmental Conservation, she took a series of assignments with the National Forest Service and National Park Service including wildland firefighter, wilderness ranger, fire dispatcher, naturalist, and park ranger.
She taught environmental education with Yosemite Institute in California. Karn completed graduate work at San Francisco State University leading to a multiple subjects teaching credential. She taught all subjects, primarily science to a range of ages in public and private schools. She was the director and a science teacher at the Alpine Charter School in Dillon.
Karn believes we have an unrivaled quality of life in Summit County. The challenge of the future is to balance growth and community needs without impairing this precious Rocky Mountain quality of life.
Prior to becoming County Commissioner in 2009, Karn served as the director of the Friends of the Lower Blue River, Chair of the Blue River Group of the Sierra Club, board member of the Continental Divide Land Trust, mountain representative on the I-70 Mountain Corridor Collaborative Effort team, and a volunteer in many other community efforts. She enjoys skiing, hiking, and river running in Summit County with her husband and daughter.
P.O. Box 68
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Ph: (970)453-3412 Email