Originally from the Wairarapa, Karen studied International Marketing with Japanese language at Waikato University and worked at Wilson & Horton in Auckland as a Marketing Assistant. Other employment in New Zealand includes ENZA, Nelson (now Turners & Growers), bringing Living Earth Compost to Wellington and assisting with the implementation of SAP & leading the Customer Master Data team for Fonterra (Hamilton).

Karen began working at URLAR in 2009 and gets URLAR wine from the winery to the customer – bottling, labelling, shipping and documentation are part of her role. She also compiles various reports, pays staff and builds customer relationships with key stakeholders. She enjoys the staff BBQ’s, seaweed gathering at the beach and getting out of the office now and again to make compost!

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