Welcome! I’m Karen Knight. Founder of Essential Concierge:

Essential Concierge was started out of identifying the need for quality time in my life. Working in the tourism industry, I ironically found little time to vacation and weekends were gone before I knew it. Essential Concierge has the goal to make a positive difference in your life. Please contact us. Our entire team is passionately committed to helping you enjoy balance, free time and the wonderful intangibles that life has to offer.

Brief Listing of Karen’s Credentials

Professional  Experience:

  • Marketing Consultant, Blue Wolf Associates
  • 6  years of Building Industry Executive Level Experience/ProBuild Corporation/Quality Built
  • Director of Marketing Communications, CSA Travel Protection
  • Grand Opening Manager/Director of Sales, LEGOLAND California
  • Director of Marketing, San Francisco Recreation and Park and San Francisco County Fair
  • General Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing: Toll House Hotel
  • Corporate Meeting Planner, 3Com Corporation


  • California Polytechnic State University, B.A. Recreation Administration with emphasis in Leisure Studies: Masters level coursework in Business Administration
  • University of Northern Illinois, CTSM /Certification as a Trade Show Marketer
  • San Diego State University, Certification, Digital Media
  • University of California, San Diego, Certification in Nonprofit and Organizational Management
  • Certification in Green Building, ProBuild LLC


  • Send Me On Vacation: Empowering women with to achieve victory over stage four breast cancer
  • President’s Advisory Council, Experience Industry Management, Department of Recreation, Parks, Tourism & Agriculture,  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • San Diego Startup: Supporting entrepreneurs in developing their dreams
  • San Diego Women in Consulting, Founder- supporting women in making their business a success