Karen Thornton is the Northwest Gifted Child Association’s representative on our the Coalition’s Board of Directors. She has been a member of the NWGCA community in a number of roles and currently shares her collaborative leadership and creative energy as President. Karen is a SENG-trained facilitator of discussion groups for parents of gifted kids and loves sharing resources and ideas with other parents, particularly resources related to executive functioning, intensities and deep emotions. Karen’s professional career spans outdoor and experiential education, business consulting, and now she is the owner of a corporate event planning company. She has served on several non-profit boards over the last two decades, including Northwest Girls Coalition, Alliance for Black Legacy, and the Association for Talent Development. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Karen has lived in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 20 years and currently resides in Woodinville.