Karen, a native of Redondo Beach, CA. attended UCLA in 1964 then spent 10 busy
years as a photographic model for Eileen Ford Agency in N.Y.C. with some film acting in between. For the next fifteen years, Karen and her husband, Rod Fierman, a fashion photographer, built studios in New York City, Boston, and L.A.. They built and sold a two story adobe in Taos, N.M. and renovated a classic Spanish hacienda in Palm Springs. Her diversified past and distant travels serve Karen well, as reflected by her open-mindedness, free spirit, and business savvy. A vacation to Maui in 1987 resulted in a move there with their son, Alec, in 1988 where they built a home on Halama Street in Kihei. That same year Karen became a licensed realtor in the State of Hawaii and ever since has been active with real estate sales on Maui, Kauai, and now, (the last eight years), on the Big Island.
Twenty-four years of working the gamut of home, land, and condo sales, keeping abreast of constant change and legal twists unique to Hawaii real estate, makes Karen the right choice if you’re looking for experience, information, or just good advice. But it’s her easy going manner you will notice straight away. She’s friendly, cool, and calm, keeping it relaxed, no matter where you’re from or where you’re going. There’s a lot of choices out there. Karen will help you navigate through the maze safely while keeping it simple.
When not out and about tracking across the Big Island doing her job, Karen is an avid outrigger canoe paddler who recently won medals in the World Sprints, Yogi, and “off the grid” farmer of exotic bamboo, bananas, and citrus doing what she can to be a good steward of the land across from the ocean.