Karin was born in Ankara, Turkey to an Army Captain and his Norwegian wife. She moved every few years but always considered home to be Alexandria, Virginia where she spent most of her high school years (and discovered her love of horses). Senior year brought another move and the end of riding for many, many, many years. She finished high school and went on to study Zoology and Biology at the University of Hawaii. She studied medical office management and clinical nursing, becoming a Registered Medical Assistant.
She returned to Virginia and held various positions in medical office management and patient care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy and internal medicine. After marrying and starting a family, Karin started a successful home-based medical transcription service. Twelve years later she reentered the workplace serving as office manager and executive assistant to the President of a custom home builder, General Manager of Prince William County Water Service Authority and CFO of a Fortune 500 company in McLean, Virginia.
In 2012 on a drive to a football game in Winchester, she detoured through Middleburg and Upperville and knew she needed to be in the countryside and resume her passion for horses and riding. Proving you’re never too old to begin again, Karin has a small farm in Orlean which she shares with two horses, two mini donkeys, two rescue dogs and two rescue cats, the occasional bear and eagle. When she is not supporting Dr. Nolan and Dr. Anikis at Piedmont Equine Practice, Karin makes time to ride trails, work with a trainer, rehab old furniture and practice yoga.