About Karen M Rhodenizer
Karen was born in Sherman, Texas. Her father was in the Air Force and the family lived in Texas (twice), South Carolina, Kansas, Niagara Falls, Florida, Colorado, Alabama, Ottawa (Canada), New Mexico and Virginia. Karen graduated from the UF College of Journalism and Communications in 1987 and, after a few years in Jacksonville, returned to Gainesville, Florida.
She was an editor for Gulf Life Insurance Company from 1988 to 1990 in the marketing department. She worked at LifeSouth Community Blood Centers from 1991 to 2008 as the public relations director. In February 2008, she joined the UF College of Dentistry as the communications director.
She and her husband, Brett, have two sons, Alex and Scott, and one dog, Max.