Karen is regarded as one of the most talented and versatile improvisers in the field. She is the co-author of The 5 Elements of Improv, The One Minute Improviser, and The Big Book of Improv Games, and is a founding member of Defiant Monkey Improv.
Karen has been performing improv across the country since 1997 and is the co-creator of the Defiant Monkey School of Improv.
Many years prior to resuscitating a house in Niagara Falls, New York, Karen received her BA in English and MA in English Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She taught public speaking to fifty students a semester for more than ten years at Niagara University, and she also tutors and teaches writing at Empire State College.
With an MBA, serious copywriting chops and a fabulous sense of humor that comes across in her writing, Janet has undertaken copywriting for such corporate giants as Hewlett Packard, Barnes & Noble, Macy’s and numerous Fortune 500 companies.