Karen has been following the Hancock Wildlife Foundation eagle cams since the beginning in 2006. In November of that year she went to the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival with some other HWF members and attended David Hancock’s talk. Afterwards she met him and had him sign his book that she had previously bought.
When she later sent him some photos from the festival, David Hancock emailed her to ask if she had any time for projects. She replied, ‘I’m retired. What do you have in mind?’ and the rest is history. She became his assistant, working as a volunteer full time from home. As the HWF Project Coordinator part of her job is to be the liaison between David and our website and forum. She also schedules his public and private talks, and is listed as the official contact on the Contact Us page of the site for anything that is not technical, which is handled by our webmaster.
David and Karen are also directors of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival.