Karen Knight is a longtime resident of Santa Barbara who returned two and a half years ago after a 16 year hiatus in the Temecula area. Since returning to the area, she has spent time volunteering for Opera Santa Barbara,  Ensemble Theater Company, and United Way of Santa Barbara County. She also currently serves on the Board of Wood Glen Hall as Co-Chair of their Marketing Committee. 

Ms. Knight retired after helping start City Commerce Bank in 1978 where she served nine years as the bank’s VP of Business Development, Marketing, and Training. In 1993 she rejoined the workforce in 1993 after raising her children to serve as the United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Major Gifts Officer and Coordinator of the Red Feather Ball.