Karen Alden (Development Director and Board Member)

A lifelong volunteer and dog lover, Karen began her venture into dog rescue when her children were both in college. The family dog had been gone a year and while not quite ready for another dog, their very first foster, Jessie, found her forever home immediately. Karen’s professional career and volunteer experience make her an excellent addition to the Waldo team. She brings not just her organizational and leadership skills, but her passion for dog rescue. As a board member and volunteer director, Karen’s warm personality and can-do attitude are a perfect fit (plus she appreciates that she can volunteer from her home in northern Virginia or any beach). Karen and her husband love to spend time with their adult children, family, and traveling.