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Personal profile: Karen J. Boenker

Name: Karen J. Boenker

Occupation: administrative assistant of Denton Economic Development at Denton Chamber of Commerce.


Birth place: Denton

Family: My baby is four-legged but no less my baby! Her name is Zoey. She is a 7-year-old boxer-terrier mix.

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: every day is different.

My business philosophy is: laissez-faire with regulations.

If I could, I’d be a: doctor/nurse.

I’m so sick of: negativity.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: John Lennon, Leonardo da Vinci and my parents.

My hobbies are: photography, road trips and cooking.

The last book I read was: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

I wish I knew how to: sail.

Nobody knows I: sing in the car.

The person I most admire is: Henry Boenker.

My guilty pleasure is: Braum’s.

I drive a: Honda Civic or GMC Acadia.

I’d like to be driving a: ’66 Ford Mustang or ’55 Thunderbird.

My favorite restaurant is: Hannah’s Off the Square.

I’m happiest when: I’m around family and friends.

I regret: not spending more time with family and friends.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Buy an RV and travel. Just my dog, camera and me.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: I love Denton just like it is; the challenge is keeping it this way.

When I retire, I plan to: travel and see the rest of the USA slowly.

Community activities: member of the Lewisville Planning and Zoning Commission, Capital Improvement Board and Transportation Board, Brownfields Advisory Committee, Leadership Lewisville Alumni class of 2000 and chairwoman of the trustee committee at First United Methodist Church of Lewisville.