Karen Carpenter-Schichtl 

Karen Carpenter-Schichtl 

Karen joined the Push The Rock board in October 2020. 

Karen has worked full time as a chiropractor alongside her husband and partner Dr. Kurt Schichtl, at First Choice Chiropractic in Emmaus, PA for the last 30 years. They have three sons, who she enjoyed cheering on for many years while they participated in sports throughout high school and college baseball.

Karen grew up with a love of sports as a young child and began running at age 13. She went on to run competitively at the Division 1 level in college on both the track and cross- country teams. In college she was involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes & Campus Crusade for Christ.  As an adult she completed 5 marathons, including qualifying for and completing 2 Boston Marathons. 

Karen holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic,

As an empty nester Karen enjoys spending her free time with her husband and studying nutrition while working toward an additional degree in the field of functional nutrition.