As a Florida native, Captain Karen Chadwick spent a great deal of her childhood exploring and enjoying the woods and waterways of her home state. Following a decision to pursue the arts, she received a BFA for sculpture and painting from the Ringling School of Art and Design in 1988. Since that time, Karen has worked with environmental education centers and museums to fabricate exhibits.
Expanding on her enjoyment as an avid boater, Karen obtained her Captain's license and started her North Star Charter service. Heritage tours are her specialty. While plying the rivers, lakes and coastal regions of north central Florida, Karen relays information relating to the fossil record and historical events that have taken place along the shorelines.