Meet Karen Callahan

Karen Callahan, Web Consultant

Karen Callahan

Karen has over 25 years experience designing and developing custom software for business organizations. She started as a programmer, worked her way to project leader, program manager, and ultimately, Information Systems Consultant, before leaving the corporate world to start her own business. Karen has managed small- to large-scale, local and international software development projects as well as designed and developed websites and business-to-business transaction modules for Internet and Intranet environments.

Karen holds a Masters degree in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) from Bentley University (formerly Bentley College), Waltham, MA.

Karen has served on the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce‘s Board of Directors for over 8 years and has been a member since 2000..

Community Involvement and Support:
Karen resides in Marlborough, Massachusetts where she has lived for over 25 years. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Curtis Square Condominium Association. As an honorary member of the Marlborough Rotary Club, she participates in the community-minded programs the Rotary hosts.

In addition, Karen provides pro bono website services to local entities and other organizations that provide service to others. She:

Website for the Disabled American Veterans Marlborough MA

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Designed and developed the website for the Disabled American Veterans organization in Marlborough, MA (DAV Marlborough) pro bono and continues to host the website pro bono

Provides pro bono website hosting for the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce

Provided pro bono website maintenance to Greenworks, a North Central Massachusetts incubator for green economics.

Leisure
Karen loves reading, playing board games – especially scrabble, rummikub, card games, crossword puzzles and putting puzzles together. She is particularly fond of the clever, goof-ball activities in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.

Karen loves to vacation in Utah and in 2008 spent the third year in a row at the magnificent Sorrel River Ranch in Moab.

Karen Callahan Kayaking the Colorado River RapidsKaren Callahan and Linda Tatten Kayaking the Colorado River in Moab UT

Here Karen is pictured with 2006 co-traveler Linda Tatten on the Colorado River that runs aside the Ranch. They kayaked for the first time down the Colorado River with class 2 rapids.  One photo shows them battling the rapids and the other resting after a job well done!  In 2007, they returned to Moab right after peak snow melt and successfully kayaked the post-melt class 3 rapids!

Royal FlushKaren is an avid No Limit Hold’em fan and player. She has played at the tables in Las Vegas and Connecticut, and occasionally plays (with free chips) online. She belongs to a local league and has been one of the top 50 players. She periodically participates in local and multi-state tournaments.