Having lived in South Delta since 1973, Karen McDonell established her career in Information Technology in 1981 after completing the BCIT Programming & System Analyst Program. For over 30 years she was employed in various roles in both public and private sector companies, from entry level IT jobs to challenging management positions.
In 2000, Karen left the comfort of the corporate environment to focus on the wide range of interesting possibilities the Internet was providing to business owners. She recognized her experience would be helpful in identifying positive business strategies within the emerging world of Internet marketing and e-commerce.
Karen joined NetClimber in 2010 as an instructor and speaker on the NetClimber team presenting Internet Strategies workshops for local business owners. Her role has escalated to Lead SEO Consultant. Through continuous monthly education, Karen is able to stay current with the dynamic search engine optimization industry. She guides the NetClimber team to develop SEO strategies and recommendations for a large client base. Additionally, Karen has attained certification in both Local Search Optimization, Advanced Search Engine Optimization, SEO Analytics and Structured Data.