Karen and her husband have been active real estate investors since 2000 after moving to Denver and renting their out of state property before discovering FortuneBuilders in 2013. Karen and her husband Don Ellis, whoboth createdKD Residential Investments, are graduate Mastery students and Inner Circle members. Karen has been a coach since April 2015. Since joining FortuneBuilders in 2013, KD Residential Investments has bought and sold numerous renovation properties while building passive income with out of state rental purchases and developed numerous private money lender relationships. Karen and Don are currently focusing on expanding their renovation and buy & hold business into Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as Toledo and Columbus, Ohio. They’ve been focused on adding to their passive income portfolio with commercial and multi-family properties while growing Cabinet Solutions Group, their kitchen and bath design and dealership business. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders, Karen spent over 20+ years as an award winning sales and marketing executive in the music and publishing industries, managing sales to the world’s largest retailers such as Amazon.com, Costco and Walmart, while creating sales and marketing strategies for superstar artists such as Paul McCartney, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Seger, Radiohead, Stephen King, and Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough. She has an Executive MBA, an MA, and holds certificates in Organizational Leadership, Project Management, Sustainable Business, and Social Media Marketing. Karen and her husband Donhave been involved in Greyhound rescue for over 20 years. They currently share their Boulder, CO home with one rescued Greyhound and one rescued Black Lab. Karen serves on the Colorado State University Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a co-founder of a special needs pooled trust. She can be found running or cycling the trails and roads around Boulder, playing competitive softball, and cheering on the Detroit Red Wings. Karen spent 15 years as an active PADI DiveMaster and holds 8 additional PADI dive specialty certifications.