50 Over 50 Project for 2021


Karine Strickland

Age: 67

Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice/Practice Administrator.

"Make changes that are right for you. There's no need to endure anything that does not feel like a blessing."

Karine Strickland

What is the best thing about being your age?


What hardships have you endured that you feel have made you stronger?

Divorce – making a decision to walk a different direction is sometimes necessary although difficult. Single Motherhood – taking on all roles of parenthood is not an easy task, yet builds a stronger sense of right and wrong. Professional Leadership – learning to lead by example, contemplate responses, and weigh alternatives in the best interest of an association expands personal viewpoints.

What's your favorite thing you have checked off your bucket list?

Experiencing Petra in Jordan, the Pyramids of Egypt, and becoming a Grandmother.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?


What is your most treasured possession?

American freedoms and the ability to hold close to my heart the blessings of my life.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Laughing with joy along with my grandchild.

What is a trait you are most proud of?


If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Insecurity – worrying about other people’s judgments.

what is your greatest extravagance?


What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty, humility, and love of life.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Time heals all wounds. Make changes that are right for you. There's no need to endure anything that does not feel like a blessing.

What is your motto or favorite quote?

Be loving and exude kindness.

Words of wisdom for younger women

Enjoy and appreciate your inner and outer beauty equally – Love yourself!

Karine Strickland
Karine Strickland