About

About

 

Karlynn Keyes has a wealth of brand development experience including Rocslide, A Thousand & Co., The Trail of Painted Ponies, The Gallery Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale and The Citadel Pinnacle Peak. She is also an accomplished designer whose successful design career has spanned several industries from art and architecture to branding and licensing. Karlynn has also enjoyed great success with publishing, promotions, partnerships and philanthropy and she has the ability to work seamlessly with celebrities and the media.

 

As the former president of The Trail of Painted Ponies, Karlynn spent 10 years developing this wildly successful public art project into one of the finest gift and collectible companies in the industry, with sales exceeding $200 million dollars. This global brand has truly become a great American success story. She and The Trail of Painted Ponies have proudly gifted over $1 million to various non-profit organizations and her commitment to the arts and philanthropy are evident throughout her work. 

 

Believing in the power of partnerships, Karlynn has developed significant corporate partnerships with the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, the American Heart Association, the Young President’s Organization, JW Marriott, General Dynamics, Carlson Companies, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dillard’s Department Stores and many more.

 

With great star power, Karlynn also launched the Celebrity Collection with beloved Singer/Songwriter Dolly Parton, Actor/Artist Tony Curtis and acclaimed actress Barbara Eden. Ms. Eden and Karlynn Keyes gifted the Safeway Foundation with the largest single in-store donation in history, valued at over $150,000. These funds are dedicated to support breast cancer research and treatment for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

 

Originally from Minnesota, Karlynn grew up in an entrepreneurial family that developed and invested in a variety of exceptional businesses. She studied art and architecture in the United States and Europe and graduated from the American College in London. She settled in Arizona and began her career in commercial real estate development, creating artistic brands for destination commercial projects that combined regional architecture and a compelling mix of artful businesses. Karlynn is an accomplished designer & brand developer who continues to create successful concepts in several industries. 

 

 

Partnerships

 

  • Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

  • Boulders Resort Scottsdale

  • American Paint Horse Association

  • Young Presidents Organization

  • General Dynamics

  • Hall of Flame

  • Dillard's Department Stores

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

 

Celebrity Partnerships

 

  • Dolly Parton

  • Barbara Eden

  • Tony Curtis

  • Phyllis Diller

 

Philanthropy

 

  • Safeway Foundation

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Phoenix & Scottsdale

  • Breast Cancer Organizations across America

  • American Heart Association

  • Shiloh Horse Rescue

  • Susan G. Komen

 

Education Partnerships

 

  • Bethune Elementary School

  • Career Success High School

  • Career Success High School Internship Program

  • Fort Thomas High School

  • Horseshoe Trails Elementary School

  • Verde Valley Middle School

  • University of Missouri 

 

Professional Associations

 

 

Real Estate Broker's License

State of Arizona Since 1985

Comedienne Phyllis Diller & Karlynn
at her Estate in Beverly Hills

Country Music Singer/Songwriter Steve Wariner & Karlynn at the Grand Ole Opry

Country Music Legend
Whisperin' Bill Anderson
with Karlynn in Nashville

Karlynn Keyes & Valor Lee
at the Hong Kong Jewelry Show

Best Selling Author Mary Higgins Clark
& Karlynn Keyes in New York

Acclaimed Art Dealer Forrest Fenn with
Karlynn, her daughter Valor and Son Regan
in Santa Fe

World Renowned Chef Julia Child
with her Husband Paul Child (center)
Anita (left), Karlynn and Robert Keyes at the
James Beard Foundation Dinner

Actor/Artist Tony Curtis
& Karlynn Keyes

Legendary Publisher and Editor
Michael Korda, Margaret Korda,
Rod Barker & Karlynn Keyes

Senator John Kerry with
Karlynn at the Senator's Cup

Superstar Singer/Songwriter Dolly Parton
& her Painted Pony, Colt of Many Colors

Accomplished Actress Barbara Eden
of "I Dream of Jeannie" Fame