Karen Holscher lives life to the fullest.  When she isn’t coordinating charter flights for Global Aviation, you can find this active Oregonian on the river with her competitive dragon boat racing team or playing on one of two recreational softball teams.  She bought a house in Forest Grove a couple of years ago, but, she’s rarely home.

Karen attended Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande, Oregon and majored in Animal Science.  Following graduation, she found herself working as a paralegal for Bullivant Houser, a law firm located in downtown Portland.  After working on the same case for seven years and commuting two hours each day, Karen decided to make a career change.  She landed at Premier Jets, where she began as a Medical Flight Coordinator and then worked her way up to management.

The private aviation industry is relatively small and most FBO teams know one another.  When Global Aviation President, Flo Newton, mentioned that she needed help in the Charter department, Karen jumped at the opportunity to work with the team.  “I’ve known many of these folks for years and while I enjoyed working for Premier Jets, it was time for a new challenge,” states Karen.  “The people at Global are great and it was an easy transition.”

The move has been seamless and Karen hasn’t missed a beat.  After a full day of work, she changes clothes and heads to the river to paddle with the 22 ladies who make up her team, Pink Phoenix.  A tenacious group, Pink Phoenix recently took first place at the Kent Cornucopia Days festival, where they competed against 40 other teams for the title.  After an hour of practice, Karen will then make her way to a softball or volleyball practice.  Needless to say, Karen makes every minute count and plays to win.  Best of all, she brings that same energy and drive to her new job in Global Aviation’s Charter Operations, where she is already an asset to our team.


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