Bachelor of Science, University Colorado, Boulder, 1961. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cornish School Allied Arts, Seattle, 1976.
President Karen Guzak Inc., Seattle, since 1982. Owner Yoga Circle Studio, Snohomish, Washington.
Board commissioners King County Arts Commission, Seattle, 1981—1986, commissioner, 1984—1985. Arts advisory committee METRO Arts Program, 1985—1991. Contemporary council Seattle Art Museum, 1990—1996.
President, developer Sunny Arms Cooperative, Seattle, 1988—1990. Co-developer, president Union Arts Cooperative, 1992—1993. Mayor City of Snohomish, 2010.
Chair Historic Design Review Board, Snohomish, 2004—2007. Board director Center Contemporary Art, 1987—1988. President board director Artist Trust, 1996—1999.
Elected to city council Snohomish, 2007. Member of American Institute of Architects (Seattle chapter) (honorary), City Council UA.
Married Steven V. Guzak, August 29, 1959 (divorced 1983). Children: Gretchen, Christopher, Lauren.