Karen Cossette grew up near Ekalaka, a small town in SE Montana. Her family joined CFA in the early 80's and has been a member since that time. She moved to Bismarck to attend college at the University of Mary. While attending college, she met and married Barry Cossette and they have a daughter, Erica. Erica is currently attending Moorhead State University. Karen has a BS in Computer Information Systems and worked for the State of North Dakota in computer programming for 15 years. She currently works part-time at WalMart. Karen is very active as a volunteer for CFA and wishes to continue her service to the Association on the board. Karen has cystic fibrosis.