Although Karen graduated college with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Graphic Design, she decided to follow in the footsteps of her grandfather, who was a pediatrician, and pursued a career in healthcare. As a registered nurse, Karen treasured her nearly 20-year career in Neonatal Intensive Care, school nursing and home healthcare. She always dreamed of escaping the harsh NJ winters and, like her husband Larry, discovered her personal paradise here on Hilton Head Island. After meeting Larry, Karen rediscovered her artistic background and began designing marketing materials for Larry’s real estate business. Her eye for color and composition combined with a knack for photography, was a natural transition into the world of home staging and decorating. With Larry’s encouragement and her own love of learning, Karen became captivated by the world of real estate and as a licensed agent, joined Larry to create The Clarke Team with Engel & Völkers. They now strive to combine the best of Karen’s compassionate focus and creative flair with Larry’s unique selling strategies and passionate perspective. However, together they share their greatest success, their son Jack. He is their inspiration for success, their model for what’s important now, their laughter every day and their joy in every minute.