Oh, hey.

They say you should write bios in third person but I just can't swing that. So let's start with the basics, shall we? 

I'm a life long Peorian (IL not AZ) who can't seem to move away no matter how much I dream of it. But that's okay, because it is here that I have my generous and thoughtful parents, my very funny brother, and best friends who are worth more than gold. And don't even get me started on the coffee shops.

After graduating from Bradley University in 2014 with a degree in Public Relations, I spent time working at a local marketing agency and a Fortune 500 company (#bigyellow) before settling at a non-profit that facilitates health care sharing. Bonus points if you can spy my bald head on the website. 

Which brings me to December 2018 when I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma i.e.. breast cancer. Much of the last three years has been filled with going through various treatments, processing my current reality/prospective future, and sharing those thoughts through writing, interviews, and public speaking. 

Post-cancer life has been a time of rediscovery. Who is Kelsie? What does she like to do? Well, she is still an Enneagram 1. She had chemo curls but is back to straight hair. She gets a high from cooking a new recipe or holding a film camera. She hikes mountains, loves a good yoga sesh, and is known as Aunt Kelsie to a select few. She also ended up writing in third person after all.