Here at Anchored Way Trading Company, we are deeply rooted in Christ and inspired by the outdoor world around us.
Stemmed from a lifelong love of adventure and a life changing diagnosis of Lyme Disease in October of 2015, owner Kelly Whitman strives to curate and create products that inspire others to life their best life- full of adventure, travel and faith.
When you purchase goods from Anchored Way Trading Co, you can feel confident about supporting a family, a small business and a local artist that is founded on God, inspired by nature and fueled by the passion to never give up.
I am first & foremost a Christian who loves Jesus and has a deep relationship with God. I am a mother of two amazing kids ages 15 & 11 who I have helped guide in online home school since 2016. We are continually learning everywhere we go, looking for new adventures and keeping our creative, adventurous spirits alive.
I grew up in South Eastern Iowa in the small town of West Branch, where I spent most of my time either outdoors, fishing, camping, skating or in my dads garage helping him on projects. At the age of 15 my family and I moved to northern Wisconsin to Ashland, following my dads new job at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore with the National Park Service. I attended high school at Ashland High and moved to the Eau Claire area following my graduation in 2002.
I currently live in the city of Eau Claire and thrive on spending as much time in nature and with my children as I possibly can. I am a professional multi-tasker and wear many different hats in life.
I find joy in simple things like walks among the tall pines, getting lost endlessly in antique malls in different cities, and warm cups of coffee at random small town cafes.