Karen caught the travel bug in college when she decided to spend one of her summers backpacking Europe. The rest is history. 

With a major in business she decided to shift her focus from the finance world and into the travel industry.  From there landed a position as the Marketing & Vendor Relations liaison at FROSCH travel in NY. She quickly fell in love with the industry, the experiences she had and the friends she made. Realizing how important relationships are in this business she was passionate about launching YTP as a networking opportunity and an effective vehicle for bringing new, fresh talent into the industry.

Since YTP's inception she has held positions at Ultramar Travel and since moved over to the supplier side of the business as Director of Corporate Sales, North America for The Doyle Collection.