Karen Clark is a graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her desire to pursue a career in broadcast led her to a stint in commercial radio, and then a position as a Promotions Manager position with Columbia Records. While working with Columbia, Karen promoted and marketed albums for national recording artists such as Mariah Carey, Will Smith, Beyonce Knowles and many other platinum-selling artists. This promotions position was Karen’s first foray into event planning, allowing her to coordinate parties, autograph signings, performances and regional itineraries for dozens of artists. After three years with Columbia Records, Karen landed a position with Capitol Records, which boasted an impressive roster of artists including The Beatles, Coldplay, Corrine Bailey Rae and Snoop Dogg. After seven years in the music industry, Karen started Something Borrowed, Something Blue, a wedding and event planning company based in Raleigh, North Carolina.