Specialties: Player development and motivation, leadership training, cardio fitness, consulting, retail merchandising and branding and identity through multiple marketing channels.
Karpman has been at the helm of the Queens Tennis Program since 2007 building off a program that won a combined six matches for the men's and women's programs in the year prior. During his eight year tenure, Karpman has developed both teams in to nationally recognized programs.
In 2015, Queens held one of its highest national spotlights, as the men tied their highest ranking to date topping the list at No. 29 while the women climbed to their furthest spot at No. 28 on the Intercollegiate Tennis Associations poll.
During his tenure, Karpman led the women to a perfect 17-0 regular season in 2010 to earn an NCAA appearance. The women would again make their way to the NCAA tournament in 2015.
For the men, Karpman’s leadership found Queens its first ever Men’s Conference Carolinas Championship in 2011 and NCAA appearance. His programs have established new records for the highest winning percentage for each squad with the women at .910 and the men at .833.
Karpman has produced 45 all-conference selections as well as been selected as coach of the year in consecutive seasons (2009-2010 and 2010-2011), an honor voted upon by his peers. Additionally, he was named the Southeast Region’s Wilson/ITA Men’s Coach of the Year for 2015.
The program’s success off the court is manifested through many volunteer opportunities including the Ronald McDonald House and various other organizations in Charlotte.
His teams have earned the awards for the athletic program with the highest student athlete GPAs over the past eight consecutive years. Five members of the tennis team have been awarded the ITA's prestigious Arthur Ashe Leadership Award in the last six years.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Karpman works as a strength and conditioning consultant for Elite International and American juniors. Karpman has partnered his time at Queens with serving on the NCAA Regional Ranking Committee for both the men and the women.
Lori Walker has her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance®. She also has a Master's Degree in Social Work and twenty years of experience with voluntary national health care organizations. Her mental health background contributes significantly to her teaching modality. She began her yoga practice 20 years ago after the birth of her first daughter.
"The first thing I learned was that I was not breathing. I was literally living life while holding my breath. Learning to breathe properly has been life changing" she says. Several years after beginning her own practice, she felt the urge to teach. Creating a practice through her church, she instructed adults, seniors, children, and developmentally-challenged teens for several years. She left teaching temporarily to return to her not-for-profit roots as CEO of the Alzheimer's Association. At a new crossroads, in 2016 she chose to return to teaching yoga and has come full circle with her desire to share with others the many benefits of yoga.