Kelsey grew up on a farrow to finish hog operation east of Springfield, near Assumption, IL. She spent many summers caring for the swine herd and credits the operation and her family for the extended knowledge and strong work ethic instilled in her today.
She graduated from Central A&M High School, then continued to Lake Land College where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Agriculture. From there, she transferred to Illinois State University and additionally earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Communications and Leadership in 2017.
While attending ISU, Kelsey was a part of the Processed Meats judging team and completed two internships. She was a student teacher intern for the Windsor FFA Chapter. Also, she spent a summer as the Agriculture Communications Intern at The Equity, assisting the Agronomy department to coordinate various events. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys running and spending time with her niece and nephew.
Kelsey has been with Team Pork since June of 2017. She began as Project Coordinator and was moved into the role of Marketing Manager in 2019.