Plant Mom, STL Native, REALTOR, Older Sister (Maddie, Jake, Brock, Luke), Godmother (Charlie), Neighbor, Partner, Chef, Adventurer, Traveler & Tennis Player
Likes: running, yoga, kayaking, spinning, biking, hiking, coffee, reading, trying new local restaurants, cooking, baking, shopping, traveling, interior decorating, finding people their new home, gummy bears, scary movies, Netflix, social media, dogs
Dislikes: mushrooms, mustard, bleu cheese, being too early, being late, messy hands
Kelsey and her boyfriend of now over 8 years moved to the Cleveland area 2 weeks after graduating undergrad at Truman State University in Northeast Missouri, where they first met as freshmen in the dorms. While in college, Kelsey played Varsity Tennis, completed 3 years in R.O.T.C. with the ARMY, and served in many roles and positions, including President of her greek sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma. Uprooting their lives and moving hundreds of miles away from extremely supportive family and friends, Cleveland felt like home almost immediately.
Never having been to the entire state of Ohio until apartment hunting over Spring break senior year, something about Northeast Ohio just felt right. Achieving a B.A. degree in Sociology and minors in Psychology & Justice Systems, Kelsey started a career in retail, working her way up from a personal stylist to Assistant Manager to Interim Manager. She managed teams of women spanning from age 18 to age 64 on both the West and East side of Cleveland over the course of nearly 3 years, before leaving the retail & fashion industry to get her Ohio real estate license. Now, working as a realtor, one of Kelsey's biggest passions and favorite things to do is find people their new dream home. Whether it is their first home purchase, an investment property, or downsizing after kids are grown, Kelsey loves to help and connect with new people everyday. In her spare time, Kelsey loves serving The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland at local food pantries, spending lots of time in the Cleveland Metroparks, traveling, and hosting family and friends in Cleveland to show them the "gold" that the city has to offer.
She is elated to serve the Greater Cleveland foster care community, being a big sister and the "older" cousin since she can remember, always taking care of little ones. Kelsey has a special tie to adoption, experiencing her dad adopting her sister (Maddie) & both of her parents being adopted by their dads (Glenn & Wade). She takes being a godmother and role model very seriously and she is extremely passionate about our mission here at Cleveland Angels. She wants the entire community to realize that our involvement and support of children in need is essential because "kids are the future".