Karon relocated to Cottonwood in November 2017 from Southern Arizona to join the Friends team. She has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations as a consultant, staff and board member, providing marketing, social media, website and graphic design services. She holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, certification in web and graphic design, and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communication. Karon is a water lover who enjoys swimming, kayaking, and scuba diving and is thrilled to be working to promote the health of the Verde River via the Friends organization and its many programs. Karon is also a visual artist, creating abstracted landscape paintings of the southwest.