Karen Keilt

Karen Keilt

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Karen Keilt 


Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a dual American/Brazilian citizen, Karen Keilt is an accomplished author, screenwriter and equestrienne.  Karen studied at the University of Sao Paulo.  Karen is bi-lingual in Portuguese and English, and fluent in Spanish.

With vivid and graphic description Karen Keilt takes you along on her journey from a privileged life-style in Sao Paulo, Brazil, through her kidnapping and torture, to her escape into anonymity with her 18-month old son in California following her ordeal.  How she surpasses the abject terror, trauma and goes on to create a positive and happy life is an inspiration to all


Karen has had an eclectic career including;

Language Teacher, Berlitz                                           California     

Riding Master, YMCA                                                   North Carolina

Executive Director Chamber of Commerce             South Carolina

General Manager, Florida Hammerheads                Florida

Director of Marketing, San Diego Barracudas         California

Director of Golf Logistics , USLinks                             North Carolina

VP Franchise Sales, KaBloom/Mailboxes Etc.         Massachusetts


An avid amateur photographer and yoga practitioner, Karen enjoys horseback riding, hiking, travel, surfing and scuba diving.