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Karen at Bahrain Fort





I'm the chief brand amplifier and founder of Decibel Agency, LLC. Decibel is a boutique brand, marketing, and communications agency serving associations, foundations, museums, public service programs, medical/healthcare organizations, education, footwear/apparel/accessories companies, musicians, and other creative/arts-related ventures.


I’m a hands-on, results-driven marketing enthusiast with for- and non-profit B2B/B2C/D2C experience in  San Francisco, New York, Portland, and Tokyo. 

Drop me in an environment where I don’t speak the language, don’t know anyone, and probably will get lost, and I’ll be as happy as my semi-toothless cat on tuna bisque. I thrive on adventure, challenge, and opportunities to conquer obstacles. It’s this flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness that has served me well—from teaching in Japan to working trade shows in India and Brazil, to juggling numerous competing marketing priorities in a fast-paced, highly matrixed corporate environment.

I attack my work with the fastidiousness of Felix and the approachability and humor of Oscar. I’ve got the curiosity and drive of Mulder and the logical, analytical approach of Scully. And deep down inside, I’m a grammar geek with a penchant for perfectly executed campaigns that inspire action, enthusiasm, admiration, and brand loyalty. 

When I'm not working, I'm traveling, camping, hiking, writing a novel, and playing with paper, metal, wax, and fabric. 

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