Crater Lake Consulting © 2021 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 


​​​"Karen is a tireless worker who has great talent in the many areas necessary for her work. She has great skill as a writer and producer. She shows strong planning and execution skills, communicates very well and is serious about the work she does. 

She stands above everyone else in this market. She knows how to get things done."

​​​"Karen, you rock. Your approach to this project with the client, the stakeholders, the designer...

Not just anyone could have pushed this through so seemingly easy.

​I'm not sure you realize, but I've learned a lot from you already just by watching you work, so thank you."


The firm's name has personal meaning to CLC founder, Karen Berlin Cooperstein, who spent 15 years in the Pacific

Northwest and frequently visited Crater Lake in south-central Oregon, the deepest, clearest lake in the United States.


Karen is best known for her versatility, having built a successful career of management and leadership positions in marketing, advertising, public relations and fundraising. She has lived and worked on both coasts (the Northeast and the Northwest) and now is based in Texas, which is home.

Both a gifted, big-picture strategic planner, as well as a detail-obsessed practitioner, Karen thrives on helping clients tell their stories; her greatest talent is her writing and knowing how to distill down the right messages and articulate them at the right time using the right medium.

For companies large and small, from publicly traded global industry titans to start-ups, from mom-and-pop shops to non-profit organizations and government entities, Karen has served as a trusted advisor to C-suite executives.  

Karen helps power new business, drive philanthropy, and move the needle in awareness or public opinion. She coaches executives as they launch start-ups, educates the community and inspires them to action, and pulls off "the impossible event," while making it look easy.  

Now in her 5th year in business, Karen relishes every client, every project and every new challenge even more than when she began her adventure in 2016. She also enjoys the flexibility to spend more time with her father and her husband, Chuck, the radio voice of the Dallas Mavericks. 

When she's not working, you'll find Karen volunteering. She is an accomplished food pantry volunteer for Catholic Charities Dallas and serves on the board of the Irving Family Advocacy Center, which provides free counseling to children and families who are victims of violence. She began her term as Chairman of the Board of the Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau - a City Council-appointed position - in December 2020.