was born in Canada and moved with her family to Ohio at the age of 6
years. She enjoyed a private education through high school, and was
involved in various extracurricular activities with a focus on piano
mastery. For her first year of college Karen studied at the Lutheran
Hospital School of Nursing in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She then moved to
California and eventually to Alaska where she majored in Nursing at the
University of Alaska in Anchorage. Throughout her educational years
Karen volunteered in the hospital in her home town, and worked as a
nursing assistant in a rehabilitation center and a nursing home.
Linda Cox, BA
was raised on a small farm in a log cabin with no running water or
inside plumbing. She began working full time in the tobacco fields at
ten years of age during the summers, and throughout high school worked
20 hours a week. During her college years, Linda worked 70 hours weekly
in the summer and 30 hours weekly while college was in session to pay
for her education. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science,
as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Police Administration. Linda has two
classes remaining to finish a Master of Arts in Religion (theology).
Kelly Caraway, BS Kelly
was raised in Washington State and graduated from Kinman Business
University with two certificate degrees in Legal Administrative
Assistant and Assistant Accountant. She then attended Columbia Christian
College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, comprised of
Computers, Humanities, and Bible.
was studying foreign language to prepare for the mission field when she
met her husband, Tim. With a new focus, she moved to the sticks in
Alaska where they raised and home-schooled two children who are now
grown. One lives in Alaska and works with his father in construction,
and their older daughter is serving as a missionary in Ireland.
fishing during the summers on a remote island in Alaska prompted Kelly
to seek ways to obtain and preserve vegetables and other fresh food for
her family, when a grocery store is not available down the street. This
led to Kelly developing her knowledge of real food, and eventually
teaching bread baking classes. It was during this time she met Karen
Ross, who introduced her to anaerobic fermenting. She jumped on board to
support Karen in her mission, and was key support during the
development of the Comprehensive Fermenting Seminar. Kelly and Karen
continue to work closely as a team to further this mission.
desire is to help people discover the deliciousness of wholesome foods,
and helping women (and men) get these foods on the table in a way their
family will eat them!