Karen Pettingell

Operations Assistant

I worked in the Finance industry for 20+ years at one of the largest mutual fund companies in the country where I held several different positions. When the company offered an early retirement package in 2021, I jumped at the chance.

I spent a year trying to figure out what my life would look like post corporate America.  I found myself somewhat in a daze at first, considering I went from working 40+ hours a week to 0 overnight. After floundering a bit, I decided to learn how to play pickleball and dedicate some time to volunteering at a dog shelter as well as the American Cancer Society.

I decided after a year that I would casually look for a part-time job.  After meeting the team and learning about the role, I knew that I would fit in well and the rest is history.  I started in November 2022, and I consider myself lucky to be part of such a great team.

When I am not in the office I enjoy traveling, pickleball, volunteering and spending time with my family.

Favorite Food: Anything Italian

Favorite Drink:  Iced coffee from Mary Lou’s or a well-made Cosmopolitan

Favorite Sports Team: I am a fan of all Boston teams, but the New England Patriots are my favorite.

Favorite Place: Too many to choose, but Italy and Hawaii are at the top of my list.

Favorite Music: all 70’s and 80’s especially U2 and Sting