Karin Thayer is the Founder/CEO of LA 2014. Originally from San Francisco, she earned her BA at Smith College and her MFA at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Her work as a TV producer has taken her all over the world, working with clients such as the BBC, Discovery, PBS and Oxygen Media. Her award winning films have screened at festivals including Sundance, Telluride and the Berlinale.
During a long and challenging journey with trying to have a child, Karin decided to “fly solo” into motherhood. Throughout her experience she yearned for a comprehensive online resource which she could customize. She wanted to find friends, resources, reviews and deals that suited her individual needs. LA 2014 is the resource Karin couldn’t find. It’s a one-stop shop for people who want to have children and create a family, and for all services that support them.
In 2010, after being told by specialists she would never conceive, Karin got pregnant naturally with a known donor. Her healthy baby boy was born in April 2011. She now wants to help make the path lighter for others.