Karen Leatherwood writes from Eldersburg where she lives with her husband Bob, teenage daughters, Sarah and Katy, sister-in-law, Ceal, and a plethora of pets. She serves as the Secretary for the Republican Central Committee, the Chair of the Environmental Advisory Council and is a member of the Solid Waste Advisory Council. Karen is a proud homeschool mom, active member of her church, lover of all things Maryland and earns a living as a free-lance American Sign Language interpreter. She grew up in Frederick, graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics and has claimed Carroll County as her home since "marrying into it" in 1997.