Karen hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Karen was a florist by trade opening up her own studio in Milwaukee at the age of 19. She developed a successful business and all was great until a trip to Vail Colorado would change her course... On that ski trip to Vail she met her future husband, Vail's Piano Man, Micky Poage. She moved to Vail to be with Micky in 1981 and they were married 4 years later. Karen gave up her love for flowers and instead began her real estate career in 1985. She has been a full-time Broker since. The highlight of her career was helping Beaver Creek begin. She was co-lead listing broker and sold some of Beaver Creek's finest developments: Borders Lodge, Upper Borders Lodge, Royal Elk Townhomes, Oxford Court and Elkhorn Lodge. She has diverse knowledge of real estate throughout Eagle County having sold properties from Gypsum to East Vail and has worked with locals and investors alike.
Karen also has extensive knowledge of fractional properties in the area.
She has lived throughout the area knowing the intricacies of many neighborhoods and lifestyles. Karen resided in EagleVail for 19 years then developed and built a home in the golf course community of Cordillera in 2002, and after 18 years in Cordillera, she has recently downsized to a home in Eagle Ranch. She enjoys golf, hiking, snowshoeing, and gardening. She is an avid genealogist and an accomplished landscape artist.
Karen’s number one love is her family. Her husband Micky is currently the entertainer with Vista Restaurant at Country Club of the Rockies. Micky and Karen raised one son, Parker, in the Valley; he attended Vail Christian High School then went on to graduate from Texas A&M University and currently lives in Naples, FL.