Karen’s first trip to Malawi, Africa was in 2008. She loved working with the kids, and teaching them new sports. She saw an immediate growth in confidence and empowerment through the week and soon recognized her desire to find a way to continue encouraging kids through active play. Kusewera was created out of that passion. She enjoys combining travel, active play and volunteerism. When you mix Karen’s desire to keep kids active with her love for the kids in Malawi, you get Kusewera! Her hope is to reach precious kids all over the world, by empowering them and giving them the support and encouragement to grow as positive individuals and become strong leaders in their community. Kusewera added a new location in the Philppines in 2014, and is excited about Kusewera’s involvement working with kids there as well. Karen manages the Kusewera Village committee, volunteer trips and is the Director of the Kusewera Empowerment & Educational Program.
Karen is also the Director of Booking and Office Director for the Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited Los Angeles division, providing sports, fitness and lifestyle models for various projects. She handles the day to day operations of the LA office along with securing and negotiating print, commercial, FIT and sales presentation clients and projects for her team to fulfill.
Growing up, she was a 3-sport athlete and has continued her love for being active by enjoying a variety of sports such as running, yoga and hiking.