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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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Santa Cruz Sentinel

UCSC Alum Travels World as Balloon Artist

Addi Somekh's unique talent of twisting balloons into mind-bending art has taken his life in a direction that he never could have imagined.

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Bonnie Dankert: Veteran educator teaches at Juvenile Hall

Bonnie Dankert is not afraid of deeply troubled teenagers. Instead, the veteran educator is grateful for the rewards and challenges presented by her students at Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall.

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Claire Christensen: WWII vet celebrates turning 90

Ask Claire Christensen the secret to living a long, healthy life and his answer is surprisingly simple.

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Nothing Sweet About Sugar Showdown

Nothing Sweet About the Sugar Showdown: Women's Clinic at Aptos Mountain Bike Festival

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Melissa Fritchle: Sex Therapist to Train Nuns, Priests in Kenya

When you introduce yourself as a sex therapist, people can have all kinds of reactions, says Melissa Fritchle.

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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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Cyclists tackle county's toughest climbs in the Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge

For road cyclists who enjoy lung-busting, leg-burning workouts, the Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge is a must-do.

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Local Cyclists Flock to Monterey for Sea Otter Classic

A sure sign of spring is the migration of thousands of cyclists to Monterey for the 23rd annual Sea Otter Classic, one of the world's largest bicycling festivals.

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From Here, It's All Downhill

When Lindsay Currier broke her back in a mountain bike accident in Santa Cruz in 2008, her dreams were derailed. A novice downhill mountain biker who had recently discovered her love of competition, Currier, then 23, had to shift her life's direction.
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Local women to take on hills at Laguna Seca during Sea Otter Classic bike festival

April 12, 2011

Santa Cruz County Sentinel

By KAREN KEFAUVER

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Megan Zemny embraces danger. She's not afraid of bombing down treacherous mountain slopes, wearing a full-face helmet and body armor and risking broken bones -- it's all part of the sport she loves: downhill mountain biking.

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