My name is… Karen Yokley – Castle Rock Newspress

About me

My husband, Mark, and I have four rescued dogs, and two of them were blind when we rescued them. We have soft hearts for the underdog. My husband retired from the United States Coast Guard. I have worked in the health insurance industry for over 15 years. Health and fitness have been at the core for both of us all our adult life. We bring that passion of wanting to help people feel better.

Living in Castle Rock

We have been here almost a year. We moved here from Southern California to be near family. We have always thought about living in Colorado. We really enjoy the small-town community feeling here and the friendly people. We enjoy all the outdoor activities that are literally right outside our back door.

Being business owners in the CBD industry

We opened Hemp Victory Garden Castle Rock in Castle Rock on Dec. 7. It is the first dedicated CBD store to our knowledge. We have been in the CBD industry for over two years learning and educating people about the benefits of CBD and the different delivery systems. We chose Hemp Victory Garden as our primary brand because we know the owners and the technology and quality they use in their manufacturing of the products.  Our line consists of water solubles, tinctures, gummies, capsules, topical pain relief ointment, clearomizers, canine/feline tinctures and a skin-care line that is out of this world. We will be carrying pet treats and bath salts soon. We have plans to carry other hemp products like bags and T-shirts etc. We have a loyalty program and offer military discounts.


My husband and I both enjoy cycling, running, hiking, lifting weights and volunteering for animal rescue organizations. I also do scrapbooking in my spare time as a creative outlet.

My mantra

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”  — Hunter S. Thompson

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