What Karen and Laurel are Doing Now

Karen and Laurel

Karen Porter (lt) & Laurel Porter (rt)


Karen Porter
Many people do not know that Karen has been a professional marketer since the mid-80s. Having taught at the university level for a number of years, followed by a stint in corporate America for ten years where she led marketing departments at two very large companies, Skinny Dip Candles came about after a corporate layoff led to entrepreneurial endeavors in 2004.

Karen is back teaching at The University of Montana in the Marketing Department. She teaches Integrated Marketing Communications and also recently introduced a new course, Online & Social Media Marketing.

Karen continued marketing consulting activities during her time with Skinny Dip Candles and is now focused primarily on online marketing and enjoys working with small businesses who strive to build their business revenues online. Her consulting and online business is Impact Online Marketing where her website and blog offer online marketing tips and resources for small business owners. She also offers consulting services for those needing direct online assistance. Stop by the site and say hello!

Laurel Porter
Laurel is finishing her B.A. at The University of Montana and is considering Law School after graduation. She is extremely busy with motherhood, too, having a beautiful teenage daughter and a cute-as-the-dickens elementary school-aged son (both very active and keeping her Jeep Wrangler on the road a good deal of the time)!

Laurel is now doing professional writing for a number of websites. She also started a Jamberry Nails business as an independent consultant in the summer of 2012 (see her Jamberry Nails website) and is developing a very fun personal blog about her life as “That Girl.” See her new blog at AlwaysThatGirl.com.