Prompted by health concerns in her family, Karen Farrell began studying natural foods and medicines at age 12. In her formative years, Karen studied traditional herbalism with Gladys Hadju and David Winston and spent six years studying traditional midwifery and women’s health, both academically and in practice – including foreign aid Midwifery journeys to Indonesia and Haiti.
Karen has worked the last 26 years in the Natural Products Industry, starting as a working member in a co-op to working in an independent health food store to Whole Foods Market and the last 20 years in leadership in the sales & brokerage community.
Karen Farrell was the owner and force behind Topline Marketing, a highly successful Regional Sales and Marketing brokerage in the Natural Products Industry which she sold in 2012 to the most respected Independent National Brokerage in the US – PRESENCE.
Karen is now the Senior Director of Brand Management for Nutrition and Body Care at PRESENCE, where she oversees her team and the go-to market strategies for brands.
Karen lives with her husband & two sons on 80 acres in the Maine Woods, which she’s repopulating with endangered native medicinal plants.