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Karen Long started her first business as a child, selling baby bunnies that were raised in her front yard. The daughter of an entrepreneur, she was raised to chase her dreams and be her own boss. Bunnies were just the beginning.
Karen was born and raised in Monroe County. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising from Virginia Commonwealth University, but her employment background is diverse, having spent time in the retail, medical, and insurance industries. After living and working in Virginia, Texas, and Georgia, she returned to Pennsylvania where she currently owns and operates two Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants with her husband, Guy Long, and her brother, Glen Ruehle. She’s also involved and interested in holistic healing with herbs and essential oils.
Karen serves on the board for the West End Little League and the National TOPS (Training and Operations) Committee for Moe’s Southwest Grill. Karen was initially drawn to Summit School of the Poconos in its pilot year as a parent because she felt her kids were losing their desire to learn and their ability to think critically and ask hard questions of the world around them. As a board member, she brings perspective and expertise in the areas of business and management.
When she’s not working or shuffling her kids to activities, Karen enjoys horseback riding. She lives in the Saylorsburg area with her husband, Guy, and their two children, Ashley and Owen.