Karen Patterson is a life-long animal lover who has a passion for education and animal welfare. Teaching others about showing kindness and compassion for both animals and humans is her passion in life and is the inspiration of her first published book, Harley Saves the Day. Karen has ten years of formal teaching experience in the classroom and has since worked with students and teachers throughout Washtenaw County in her role as the Vice President of Volunteers and Humane Education at the Humane Society of Huron Valley. She holds a Master’s of Education degree (in humane education) and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Humane Education Coalition. Karen currently lives in Michigan with her son and four furry kids.