Self-confessed technophobe, Karen joined Justin in Tech in 2013 when there became a clear need for an administrator. With a background in administration and accounting, Karen feels this role suits her skills and enjoys working with a small dynamic team. It is possible that she is even beginning to pick up some of the technical jargon! Karen was also born and bred in Hawkes Bay until she went to England with Justin for 5 years, where she gained valuable life experience by working and travelling across the country and Europe.

Karen moved back to New Zealand in 2004 and spent some time in Wellington until her son Liam (now 10) was born, which prompted a move back to Hawkes Bay.

Daughter Charlotte was born 2 years later, so she now has a 10-year-old and 8-year-old who keep her busy. Her spare time is spent supporting their extra-curricular activities, volunteering at their primary school, doing arts and craft projects and pottering in the garden. She also enjoys travelling and travel writing.

Karen shares Justin’s vision to grown Just in Tech into a leading IT company within Hawkes Bay.