About Karen Mikkelson
Karen Mikkelson has an extremely diversified background in construction, business management, land acquisition, development, farming, cattle ranching and horse breeding. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Karen has lived in the west her entire life. She has spent over 35 years in Colorado, farmed and ranched in the Panhandle of Nebraska for 12 years and operated a Quarter Horse breeding operation in Texas, the heart of the American Quarter Horse industry. Karen was a hands-on owner and operator of a 980 acre ranch in the Pine Ridge National Forest region in the panhandle of Nebraska. Her entire ranch operation was built from scratch. She created stocked trout ponds for fishing and dams for watershed management. Her cattle operation included cow-calf, yearlings and a 300 head feedlot. Farming operations included alfalfa and hay production, range and forest management, a horse breeding operation and state of the art cutting horse training facility. Karen brings with her a broad knowledge of the Quarter Horse Industry and the needs of a ranch owner. For many years she bred, raised and marketed the top bloodlines in the Quarter Horse industry, bred specifically for cutting, reining and working cow horse. In addition to that Karen has over 20 years experience in the construction industry. She managed and Co-Owned a 25 million dollar a year corporation with offices in Colorado and Arizona. This experience included land acquisition, development, financing, design and construction management including marketing and sales of projects. She is a life time member of the National Cutting Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Association. Karen is an avid gardener, golfer and all around recreational enthusiast. With Karen’s diverse and knowledgeable background, a great passion for the outdoors and ranching, along with her love of the Rocky Mountain Region she has evolved into a ten year veteran Broker of the Ranch Company. She is the “go to” broker for equine properties and is licensed in Colorado.