Hey there! I’m Kelly! I am a go-getter, multi-tasker and always find ways to keep myself busy between running my own business, working several part time jobs and being a mom! I am never bored. Many people say that I have an old soul. I find joy in simple things like hiking in the woods, relaxing by the waters edge in my hammock, taking photos, going on spontaneous adventures, back-road drives to nowhere and anywhere all at the same time, uncontrollable laughter with a good friend and bottomless cups of warm coffee.
I currently live in West Central Wisconsin with my two amazing kids, ages 16 and 12, that I help guide in online school at home. We are continually learning everywhere we go, looking for new adventures and keeping our creative, adventurous spirits alive. If we aren’t at home working away on school or projects, we are most likely ‘lost’ on some hiking trail. I thrive on spending as much time in nature as I possibly can.
I grew up in South Eastern Iowa in the small town of West Branch, where I spent most of my time either outdoors, in the boat, having picnics, fishing, camping, skating, riding bikes with friends, in the kitchen baking with my mom 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, where my love of the outdoors grew dramatically and I fell in love with Lake Superior. I attended high school at Ashland High and moved to the Eau Claire area following my graduation in 2002. The big lake is always calling me back and I have a far off dream of living closer to Lake Superior again someday. I am passionate about my life and all that is in it and want nothing less than to live a life full of adventure, laughter and love, wherever I may end up.
All that I do here at Anchored Way Trading Company comes from a love of nature, creativity and a passion for life. I strive to curate and create products as well as content that inspires others to live their best life. When you purchase goods from my small business, you can feel confident about supporting a family and a small business that is founded on God, inspired by nature and fueled by the passion to never give up!
Thanks for reading,
See you on the trail!