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The success of our grand opening was, in part, thanks to Karen's quick action in getting us a write-up in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Her work and support made a difference.
— Rebecca Clinger, owner, The Crafter's Studio

"Thank you! You were awesome. Your recent Facebook seminar helped me formulate a vision for how to position my business within the social media space. And you left the crowd feeling good, which is a great skill to have."
Frank Horath
Registered Investment Advisor Representative, Clientfirst Financial

"Thank you, Karen, for the great telephone class on LinkedIn. I have joined at least five new groups, have expanded my connections, and re-established the LinkedIn toolbar in my Outlook, all thanks to your audio session. Good stuff I was able to put into practice immediately!"
Kennerly Clay
Executive Recruiter/Trainer and Business Development Director

"You have given me the basics and the confidence to charge forward and embrace Twitter and LinkedIn."
Sue Brooks, Santa Cruz, CA

"You are so informed and vibrant. Great energy! Thanks again for the Twitter lesson. Your handouts are a good way to get started, so no excuses for me."
Sloane Devoto
Realtor, Coldwell Banker

“Thank you again. Your social media talk was a real hit! Well done and much appreciated.”
Bill Tysseling
Executive Director, Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce

"There was a considerable amount of goodwill surrounding your presentation...You have a lot of positive energy and great ideas."
Bonnie Lipscomb
Director of Economic Development and Redevelopment for the City of Santa Cruz, CA

"Good presentation this morning at the Santa Cruz Chamber’s Caffeinated! It deserves at least a half-day workshop. I learned at least 20 new things this morning alone!"
Carol Skolnick
Clear Life Solutions

"It was a great talk, thanks! It was helpful to watch you manage your account on the big screen."
Traci Tompkins
ABC Sedans & Limousines

"Your talk was great. You had a tough job, especially because the people there ranged from newbies to experts."
Tom Honig
Armanasco Public Relations

"Congratulations! You brought us back up to a 5-star rating again for our marketing meet-up. And there were zero no-shows. I would like to get you on the schedule again."
Maggie Barr
Maggie Barr & Associates

“Fabulous class! I never know how much I don't know until I start to learn what I don't know. Thanks again for the great class!”
Carmen Richardson Rutlen
Author

“You have a clear, easy-going style of teaching that I found very effective. What a great talent you have!”
Carol Siegel
Employment Manager, Santa Cruz Seaside Company

“I attended Karen’s workshop on social media and would attend again whatever she presents. It was well worthwhile. She knows her subject and communicated it well.”
Donna Rankin Love
Author

“Thanks for the great class. I really got a lot out of it, and feel others did too. In fact, I went onto LinkedIn and began to set up my account!”
Paula Mahoney
Writer and Producer

“Your class last Saturday was amazingly helpful! In addition to having a lovely persona, you have so much useful information to impart. I am full of ideas as to how to proceed regarding how the get the word out about my present novel when the time comes.
Janice Wittenberg
Author

“Being a complete novice about the business of social media, I was anxious to take her class recently at Capitola Book Cafe. Passion to share what she knows would describe her; I highly recommend her classes!”
Jane Parks-McKay
Writer and Voice-Over Actor

“Just wanted to say thanks again for a very informative presentation this morning. It was very helpful, and I thought you did a great job of giving us a general overview of Twitter in a short period of time.”
Sonia Potts
Bookkeeper

“With so much to cover I appreciated how organized you were and how you stayed on track. Taking the approach of showing how the mechanical features of Twitter could be used for positioning and building our business was particularly helpful.”
Charlie Zimmerman
Publisher, The Wedding Companion

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2013

Kids, Bikes and Holidays, A Memorable Combination

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December 13, 2013
Many adults remember their first bicycle ride as a rite of passage. Thanks to fond memories, they look forward to sharing that excitement with their own kids.

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Zip Lining in The Redwoods

I felt like Katniss, zipping through the towering trees on a thrilling ride. Fortunately for me, despite the incredible adrenaline rush, I was not fighting for my life like the young heroine of The Hunger Games. Instead I was going to zip line through the redwoods.

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Aerial Arts Get a Boost

Pole dancing is not just for strippers, explained Jeanette Bent, a dancer, teacher and performer who recently opened Aerial Arts Santa Cruz.

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Bicycling Shouldn't be a Death Sentence

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November 8, 2013
I don't expect to die when I go out for a bike ride. Yes, I realize riding my bike on trails or on streets can be dangerous, even fatal, due to traffic, weather and other risk factors. To try and stay safe on my favorite form of transportation, I take recommended precautions like dressing in bright colors...

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October is Super Month for Cyclists in Santa Cruz County

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October 11, 2013
Though the daylight hours are shrinking, October is a favorite season for year-round cyclists here because the weather is still warm and the air is crisp. This weekend is exceptionally full of fantastic events for riding and spectating in Santa Cruz County.

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Try Visiting Montana's Glacier National Park for Spring Road Biking

Glacier National Park in Montana is one of America’s oldest national parks.

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Girls go Wilder Together on Mountain Biking Trails

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Santa Cruz

September 13, 2013
At Wilder Ranch State Park, next to a grove of towering eucalyptus trees, with the Monterey Bay stretched far below, a group of 18 women mountain bikers gathered last Sunday... Our goals were to be safe, ride casually and get back in one piece. But we also had another priority: have fun!

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Cyclist Swaps Singletrack Trails for Whitewater Rafting

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Sacramento

August 9, 2013
Nothing beats the thrill of whitewater rafting -- not even speeding downhill on my mountain bike, though it sure comes close. Envisioning a wild ride on whirling rapids instead of twisty trails, I sacrificed my Saturday cycling ritual and surrendered to the siren call of the American River.

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Life in the Slow Bike Lane

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Santa Cruz

July 12, 2013
Right now, the world's strongest cyclists are suffering through the 2,115-mile course of the Tour de France, cranking hard on their pedals until they cross the finish line on July 21. But you're not in the Tour de France, and you don't need to be in top-notch shape to enjoy cycling. Here are a few free cycling events...

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Santa Cruz Bike Companies on Cutting Edge of Innovation

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Santa Cruz

June 16, 2013
As much as I love bicycling, I am not a true bike geek. When friends talk about what gear ratios they use to climb hills or what new components they have purchased to improve their performance, I nod enthusiastically, but then I start to zone out.

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