Kelli has been interested in the intersection of food and culture since her family first started getting the Food Network on satellite dish in her early teens. After feeding her family too many pasta dishes, she went off to college where she occasionally spent all of her beer money on vegetables at the farmers’ market.
Her early twenties brought her to New York City where she was able to combine her love of food with the need to make money. She worked as an early-stage employee at two startups before trying out the nonprofit sector. After 8 years in NYC, she decided to return to her home state of Wisconsin to continue developing recipes and working with early stage food ventures.