As the Benefits Analyst on the team, Kelsey (known in the office as “Kels”) usually has her eyes glued to an abundance of quotes and spreadsheets, searching for key information and nuances that make a real- life difference to our clients and their employees. Kels works with external and internal stakeholders to learn what each client is looking for so she can find the best coverage on the market for them. With a diverse background in customer service, recruiting, HR, and payroll, Kels has an aptitude for processes, details, and building relationships.
Certifications, Education, Licenses, and Related Organizations
- Licensed Agent for Life and Disability/Health insurance
- SHRM – CP
- Bachelors in Recreation Management, Minor in Business Administration, University of Montana
- Lady D’Alenes Member
- HRNNI Member
Hobbies, Interests, and Family
In her downtime, Kels enjoys a combination of relaxing days and adventurous ones. Having grown up in Western Montana, she is an outdoor enthusiast and loves hiking, camping, and canoeing. She enjoys cooking, reading, fitness classes, laughing at funny animal videos, and just hanging out with her husband Chris and super cute yellow lab Sonny. After traveling to Bali and Thailand in 2019, she has a perpetual case of the travel bug and can sometimes be found daydreaming about where she wants to go next. She recently began a volunteering journey as a CASA advocate and is passionate about helping those who have experienced harm at the hands of others.
“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.”
– Khalil Gibran
Who is Your Most Inspiring Role Model?
Anyone who chooses kindness in all situations, makes their best effort even when it is not recognized, and sees the opportunity in every challenge.
What is Your Greatest Accomplishment?
Overcoming a difficult set of circumstances as a young adult and becoming a happier and more successful human because of the struggle.
What is your Spirit Animal?
I’ve always been tall, so that’s the first obvious connection with the tall and kind of awkward giraffe. But their inability to fit in with a crowd has its advantages, like the ability to get a different perspective and anticipate what may be coming at them. Giraffes are confident and self-assured, and value exploration and constant learning. They are loyal, protective, and observant.