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Karma's work in the world

Karma advocates on behalf of families, especially in underserved communities, to access resources needed to reach their full potential. 

With a culmination of her gifts as a storyteller, networker, and community builder, Karma creates impactful action through relationships to develop a better vision for the future.

Karma instinctively builds partnerships with public, private, and community based organizations to find smart solutions. From programming at youth centers to creating smooth pathways to transportation, and beyond, her work has consistently increased financial grants, donations, and awareness for the issues she is passionate about.

From local to global, from farming to politics, Karma’s work optimizes all opportunities to create systems of support and resilience.

If you’d like to hire Karma to write a grant, consult on a project, or to speak at your event please message Karma to get pricing details and check schedules. 

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Success Story

Co-Founding the Lincoln County Youth Center


The Situation:


When children in a rural Idaho community were in desperate need of childcare, Karma and her business partner, Rebecca Wood, created the Lincoln County Youth Center. They began by establishing a collaborative team of people who shared their vision and then they lobbied local elected officials for the support to get the program up and running.


Using Karma’s talent for narrative storytelling and Rebecca’s budgeting skills the team started writing grants.


They were able to open the center within a year. Today the community's children have a safe place to stay when parents are away where they get hands-on learning, foundation education, and build community connections.​

Program Highlights:


  • Established a local learning collaborative for preschool-aged children.

  • Created an “edible classroom” system where students learn to grow, process, and prepare their own food supported by public and private partners. (This is partnership with the University of Idaho and Glanbia Nutritionals)

  • Installed multimedia learning opportunities to eliminate barriers to educational resources through public and private partnerships. (Partners include the University of Idaho, The Idaho Community Foundation and EDS Technologies)

  • Created a business incubator for children and adults to learn business management practices and get startup funding.

Grant Writing and Funding Results:


  • $1.3 million in funding through grants and donations in three years
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Founding Lincoln County Connections


The Situation:


Karma saw a need in the community for people to be able to access resources in larger communities nearby. Medical services, higher education, and even shopping can be difficult in rural areas. Karma established a rural on-demand transportation service called Lincoln County Connections. In just over a year of operation, the system is on target to be fully funded within three years.

Program Highlights:


  • Community members have access to non-emergency medical transportation, errand services, shopping, and social activities.

Grant Writing and Funding Results:


  • $60,000 in grant funding in 1 year
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Co-Founding She Grows Idaho


The Situation:


When Karma saw a need for more opportunities for women in agriculture, she co-founded She Grows Idaho, a leadership and networking organization for women. She also works with young leaders to inspire action, change, and engagement

Program Highlights:


  • The empowerment of women involved in all aspects of food production; from the field to the fork. We enrich these women's lives by making connections, forming bonds, and finding resources. She Grows Idaho provides educational opportunities for our members, our consumers, and our communities. 

  • We lead by serving, learn by giving and nurture by feeding our families, our communities, and our world. 

Public Speaking Success

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An effective public speaker, Karma has delivered addresses to state and local organizations about the power of building collaborative communities that support their children. She’s a passionate believer in community service and works to share that value with others.

Public Speaking Highlights:


  • 2022 Keynote address for Idaho Non Profit Center’s Philanthropy Day
  • Featured speaker at various Idaho Non Profit Center regional workshops
  • 2022 Idaho’s Rural Success Summit featured presenter
  • Guest speaker at local Optimist, Lions, and Rotary Clubs
Accolades & Recognition
  • Participant, Women Deliver, Kigali Rwanda, 2023
  • Named Idaho’s Ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance in 2022
  • Appointed to Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism in 2021
  • Named Idaho’s Volunteer of the Year 2021
  • 2021 Graduate of Leadership Idaho Agriculture
  • Named community hero by South Central District Health in 2020
  • Mentor, Conservation of Voters of Idaho Boards and Commission fellowships
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If you’d like to hire Karma to write a grant, consult on a project, or to speak at your event please message Karma to get pricing details and check schedules. 

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