Karen Ballou


CultivatingRI, LLC

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Karen Ballou-Murray comes from 30 years’ experience in a multitude of industries such as, restaurant owner, food service industry and Bartender. Karen turned entrepreneur in her early years, opening and running a small breakfast restaurant in Providence for a number of years. With the background of customer service and being in the food industry Karen moved on to bartending for over 27 years in the Gentleman’s Club business. With strong communication skills and a cheerful welcoming attitude, Karen’s formed her way into a new passion in her career path.

    Karen saw her skills would be very useful in the real-estate industry, ultimately leading to the mortgage banking industry. 15 years later Karen is a leader in her profession of Mortgage Banker working for a prestige’s local company in Rhode Island. Being a recipient of the “Five Star Award” presented by Rhode Island Monthly, 7 years running. Known for her ability to resolve a wide range of customer issues and elevate customer satisfaction levels, Karen is the mortgage banker you want on your side! Now turned entrepreneur once again Karen brings to the table all her leadership, finance industry and knowledge and customer skills which positions her to being CFO of CultivitingRI, LLC. and President of the Rhode Island Cannabis Association.


PHONE (401) 641-5600

E-MAIL Karen@cultivatingri.com