About JackPine Design

Virtual Administrative Specialist & Business Manager

Karen Eckstrom is the Owner and Virtual Business Professional behind JackPine Design.

She is also a highly motivated entrepreneur who values technology and education as a means to improve effectiveness and efficiency. She enjoys using her skills and sharing her knowledge to improve  and empower the businesses and lives of her clients.

Karen lives and operates out of beautiful rural Hutchinson, Minnesota(USA). Where she has over 10 years of experience in administrative, technology, marketing, business management and managerial tasks. Her experience includes customer service, retail sales, non-profits, and (of course) small business. Her background is well-rounded including; formal training and education, promotional coordination, multi-media and web design, and hands-on participation in various organizations and events.


Karen was an online tutor for her Alma mater, where the majority of her time was spent in presentation design, and formatting techniques along with the Adobe Master-suite Collection. She has won several design awards, one of which was the admiral award for her website design skills for the local hospital ranking top in the state.

Karen has also assisted with non-profit events and fundraising, and has a special interest in non-profit organizations. She is also a published writer.

She has always been regarded by clients, coworkers, supervisors, and community members as highly organized, deeply skilled and an expert in software programs.

Karen Eckstrom


Karen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Multi-Media & Web Design, several administrative certifications, and years of experience in her field. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, and loves the challenge of anything new. She hold expertise in Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Audacity, and Live Cycle, as well as many online platforms for integrating the work flow processes such as Zapier, ZoHo, Acuity Scheduling, Infusionsoft and more.