Karen Vaught has been a long-time resident of the Florida Keys. She moved here in 2001 from Wellington, FL with her three children: Stephen, Devan and Alex. Karen started her career as a Real Estate Broker and owned three offices in Florida. She later sold the business and started her career as a Financial Advisor.
Karen was formerly a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in the Key West, FL branch. She joined Leeward Wealth Management in 2021 as a Partner / Senior Wealth Advisor and opened the office at 524 Eaton Street, Suite 210, Key West, FL 33040.
Karen holds a bachelor’s in science in Psychology, a Wharton School of Business Finance Certification, Accredited Asset Management Specialist Certification, Series 7, Series 66 and FL 215. Karen brings a wealth of experience as both a business owner and a Financial Advisor and understands the needs of her small-business owner clients.
Karen enjoys being on the water in her spare time. Karen also is a mentor as part of Take Stock In Children and a tutor of mathematics at FKCC part-time. One of her passions is being involved in local charities such as Samuels House, AH of Monroe, Sister Season Fund, FKOC, Marc House, Literacy Volunteers of America, Toys for Tots, Gathering toys for underprivileged children in Key West in the Christmas Toy Drive, gathering school supplies for local students, One Clean Island and the Bahamas Relief project.
Karen helped initiate sewing masks and getting them out to the community during the 2020 Pandemic with all proceeds going to Sister Season Fund, an organization that helps Key West’s local service industry in times of need. She enjoys helping the Key West community any way she can.