Karen Calcagno is an experienced entrepreneur who has founded, operated, and profitably sold a number of businesses in diverse fields. These include automotive services, gas and oil sales, a car wash, an auto dealership, a gift shop, commercial real estate, property management, as well as family business coaching, mediation, facilitation, and training. She founded and served as Executive Director of the Santa Cruz chapter of SCORE. Karen also served as a President of the Soroptimist organization, a Founding Board Member of Broadway on the Bay, a Founding Board member of the 41st Avenue Association, a Board consultant at The Aptos Academy, and Board Member at Conflict Resolution Venter of Santa Cruz County. Karen is an expert on business issues, with special interests in realistic planning, in developing successful teams, providing outstanding customer service and preparing your business for profitable sale.