Karen Brawner along with her husband Donnie, own Brawner & Associates, the parent company of Paragon 360™ and Sounds Great. Karen has spent over 25 years on the technical side of the professional entertainment industry. Karen’s college career at Missouri Southern State University concentrated on the inner workings of the theater, including stage management, lighting and technical direction. This love of theater has never gone away.
Karen has held positions with Automated Studio Lighting in Glendale, California, The Miracle Corporation, The Grand Palace Theater in Branson, MO, and DHP Productions in Springfield, MO, before the development of Brawner & Associates. She has been involved with the design and implementation of many major projects such as the lighting design of Wal-Mart Stores Corporate Meetings and Radio City Productions Christmas Spectacular in addition to hundreds of projects with schools, churches and live event projects.
Today, she works alongside Donnie in setting and implementing company direction and structural and procedural development. Karen is part of every major decision the company makes from finances to staffing, facility and operational issues.