As the VP of Operations for Advanced Benefits, Kelsey is the glue that holds us all together. Kelsey has been with Advanced Benefits since 2013, and oversees our organizational processes and improvements. She manages all aspects of operations within our walls, from creating and deploying strategic initiatives to helping our team if technology goes awry.
Certifications, Education, Licenses, and Related Organizations
- Licensed Health and Life Insurance Agent
- Certified COBRA Administrator
- Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional
- Consumer-Directed Health Care Certification
- Social Media Director for Human Resources Network of North Idaho
- Leadership Committee Member for Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce
- Graduate of Leadership CDA Class of 2016 and Advanced Leadership CDA Class of 2018
- Kootenai County Top 30 Under 40 Recipient 2018
Hobbies, Interests, and Family
Boymom of three amazing boys and one bonus daughter. Having a range of kiddos from age 18-6 keeps things interesting. Whether it is running between play dates or getting the oldest ready for graduation you will almost always find me taxing a kid or two around. I have been with my husband since 2011 and fun fact, we dated back in high school before he went off to the Marine’s. I am a crafter of all the things from t-shirts, decals, to custom tumblers. Any chance I can you will find me outdoors! Visiting the Ocean or driving my Jeep are my happy places. Bonus if I get to drive my Jeep at the Ocean!
“A little thought, a little consideration, makes all the difference.
– Winnie the Pooh
Who is Your Most Inspiring Role Model?
My Mom. Not only did she raise three boys, she then decided that they wanted to adopt me into the family after all the boys were already teenagers. She is so incredibly strong. She is a woman who strives to live her life in God’s image every day and even when faced with a cancer battle, she held her head high and faced the battle with grace and compassion. She is truly an amazing woman.
What is Your Greatest Accomplishment?
By far my boys. Becoming a mom at a young age was intimidating, but above all I knew that as long as I could help raise kind humans to go out into the world, I was making a worthwhile contribution. They push me to be better every single day and I am so proud of who they are becoming.
What is your Spirit Animal?
My spirit animal is an Eagle. Eagles can represent loyalty and devotion, freedom and independence, truth and honor, and foresight and awareness, all things that resonate with me.