Kelli grew up in Western Washington, where both sets of her grandparents had small farms. She learned from an early age the pleasures of eating peas straight from the vine, harvesting her own pumpkins, watching chicks hatch, and gathering eggs. Today, with just a tiny urban garden, she loves having friends in her home – gathering as many people as she can around her table and filling them with home-cooked meals.
Throughout her career, Kelli has always enjoyed jobs that focus on building community. At the Pantry, where community and food meld together seamlessly, Kelli serves as our Private Events Manager, assists in classes, and works behind the scenes to help keep things running smoothly. When she’s not surrounding herself with food, she loves traveling (armchair or otherwise) and walking on the beach or bobbing about in the Puget Sound.