Karen is retired!
Updated: May 8, 2022
Yes, after her work day Friday, April 29, 2022 she walked out of the office of Total Concepts (TC) for the last time as a full-time employee. After 18 years she is stepping down from her role as the company's controller to begin a new life on the road as a full-time RVer. I think the photo below, with her teammates Tabitha and Sandra from the TC accounting staff, expresses the joy of this moment. The photo was created on one of the many annual company trips to Cabo San Lucas.
That evening, her employers John, Mark and Hank Rechin sent her off in typical "TC style" by throwing her a wonderful retirement party at Cafe Frieda's in Santa Rosa. Thank you TC for a incredible evening of good food, great people, fun roast and honoring stories of her time in the company.
As great and exciting as the future appears to be for our new life on the road, this was a bittersweet event for her leaving this wonderful company and the day to day interactions with the TC team. These are great people, good friends and friendship is forever. We look forward to more fun together with all of them in the future when our paths cross again.