12-Step Facilitator / Artistic Director

Karen relocated to Mexico from Austin, Texas and knows first-hand what our guests are facing. Through her own experience she understands the fear and anxiety of not knowing how to make it to tomorrow without using a substance, as well as experiencing the hope and freedom that comes from living in recovery. From those experiences, she understands the need to be heard, connected, and supported. Karen is extremely active in the recovery community, and working at Oceanside, she gets to do what she loves most – helping others. She is eager to guide people on their own recovery journey and help them build on the foundation of the treatment they receive. Karen is also a floral designer and metalsmith, and has a passion for teaching others new creative outlets. In her spare time, Karen’s hobbies include scuba diving, paddle boarding, yoga and her dog Cash.

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