ATV Profile: Karen Houghton
If you haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting one of Atlanta Tech Village's amazing Community Managers, Karen Houghton, now is your chance! Karen's passion for social entrepreneurship and paying it forward have led her from the U.S. to Australia to Rwanda and everywhere in between.Karen holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors from Berry College and a Master’s degree in psychology. Prior to joining ATV, she was a Marketing Manager at Pardot, where she sourced opportunities to encourage thought leadership and identified key events and sponsorships that encouraged the tech community in Atlanta. From 2006-2012, she was with Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company where she designed and opened over a dozen coffee shops and founded the Do Good Initiative, an organization that provides funds for education, orphan care, and other needs of the coffee farming communities in east Africa. Karen led trips to Rwanda each summer and successfully completed several projects including the building of a primary school educating over 400 children in rural Rwanda.Karen loves to mark things off her bucket list including scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands, climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge and hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro. Her experience has taught her to value sustainable business, ethical leadership, and the universality of a solid brand. Karen is passionate about building intentional community at Atlanta Tech Village and is the friendly face that leads all of our tours. If you haven't come to visit yet, find out how here.Meet Karen!