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Meet Karen

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Karen Boone Mellon


Phone: 270-688-0840



Karen Mellon joined Beacon Asset Management in March 2019 after retiring from Daviess County Public Schools with over 27 years of service in education. She joined her lifelong friend, Christina O’Bryan, to work with her in her financial practice, Beacon Asset Management.

Karen graduated from Daviess County High School with the class of 1984. She then attended the University of Kentucky where she graduated in 1989 with a BA in Education specializing in math. After graduating she began her teaching career in 1989 at Daviess County Middle School teaching math while completing her MA in Education in 1992 at Western Kentucky University and Rank 1 in Education in 1994 at Western Kentucky University again specializing in math. After six years of teaching at DCMS Karen continued her teaching career at the newly opened College View Middle School for 21 more years of educating math students. She enjoyed serving as an academic team coach for the math team, math curriculum leader, team leader, and hosting and supervising student teachers.

Karen lives in her hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky near her family and friends. Her husband of 28 years, Don, passed away in 2015. She retired from teaching at CVMS in 2016. Her daughter, Kate, graduated from DCHS in 2017 and currently attends WKU majoring in Dance Performance and Fashion Merchandising. Karen taught math at Christ Chapel Academy in 2017-2018 while building a new home. After joining BAM in 2019, Karen and Christina have traveled to Bowling Green to attend WKU’s Financial Planning Seminar, to Chicago to attend the CIM Group’s Conference, and to New York City to attend the Baron Funds Conference.

Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, gardening, traveling, and especially music performance, having spent many years working with the Daviess County High School Band and watching her daughter perform with Owensboro Dance Theatre, Johnson Dance Studio, and the WKU Dance Company. She enjoyed her time volunteering at ODT, JDS, and the Junior League of Owensboro.

Looking forward to what the future may hold, Karen

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