Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Karena Kilcoyne is a Midwesterner who packed her bags, kept her values, and moved to where the sun shines pretty much every day.
Growing up, she dreamed of being a prolific writer. Instead, she graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Law. For years, she worked as a criminal defense attorney, focusing on white-collar crimes. She also worked as assistant general counsel for a $6 billion publicly traded company.