Originally from Virginia, Karen grew up on a large family farm and witnessed her father succeeding through hard work and perseverance. She took those lessons to heart, moved out, went to college, started her climb to social heights, and never looked back. Karen reigns supreme as a grande dame of the Potomac social scene. Although Karen is known for throwing over-the-top parties at her home, her family always comes first, and she is extremely proud of all that they have accomplished. Karen is seizing every opportunity life has to offer and has recently launched Ikon Enterprises, a beauty boutique specializing in hair, makeup, fragrances, and fashion, while also serving as a public speaker to empower women and cause positive change, proving that this is just the beginning of her fabulous new chapter of life. Raymond, her husband of 20 years, a technology entrepreneur, is president and CEO of a highly successful information technology company. Her son, Brandon, 29, is a graduate of both Morehouse College and Georgetown University. Her daughter, Rayvin, 19, is currently a sophomore in college. Karen has dedicated her life to her husband, and with both of her children out of the house, Karen and Ray are getting acclimated to life as empty nesters.