Karen Wendt was born in Muncie, Indiana, and moved to Florida in 1960. She graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College in 1974 with an A.S. degree in Legal Assisting. Karen became a Certified Paralegal in 1991 and a Certified Florida Paralegal in 1992 and a Florida Registered Paralegal in 2008. She is a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants and the Paralegal Association of Florida. She and Ky have been together since 1984.