Karen Swigart grew up in Sidney and attended college at Dawson Community College and North Dakota State College of Science, earning her Associates of Dental Hygiene degree. She practiced dental hygiene for 20 years in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana. She enjoyed her amazing career and treating patients, but decided to make a change. She joined McFarland Family Dental in June 2019 as a receptionist. Karen, and her husband Sterling have two daughters, Ashtyn and Karsyn. They enjoy traveling, golf and spending time with family and friends.