Kelsey Duckett is an entrepreneurial communications executive with a background in media relations, crisis management, and utilizing journalism inform and expand community outreach.
She has worked on both the editorial side and the public relations side of the media during the last decade. In her experience as a journalist and editor, she covered select topics in markets such as Chicago (ChicagoTalks, Huffington Post, AustinTalks), Los Angeles (Jewish Journal, Building and Trades News, Long Beach Business Journal, Long Beach Press Telegram, Patch); New York, and Boston (Tails Magazine). Later, Kelsey transitioned to work as a strategic brand and public relations advisor for many community non-profit partners, corporations, and international brands. During this experience, she honed her skills of garnering the media’s attention and building internal communication strategies to cultivate relationships with leading journalists and sponsorship partners.
Her award-winning journalism has helped bring awareness to pressing issues in underserved populations. Notably, her dedicated journalism campaign with AustinTalks.org shone a light on education, food, and financial access issues for the Austin neighborhood in Chicago. The campaign led to the outing of U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo, and their failure to follow through on a promise to support the community through housing development and loans.
As an advisor to brands and community organizations, Kelsey has generated national and regional coverage in a wide range of respected outlets including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Rolling Stone, and The Los Angeles Times, as well as via segments for Good Morning America, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, and The Today Show.
Her strategies have cultivated multi-million dollar sponsorship and funding partnerships with The National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the California General Assembly.
In her free time, Kelsey has canvassed for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign and the Elizabeth Warren Presidential Campaign, served as a fundraiser for the California Parent Teacher Association, and delivered meals for Meals on Wheels. Her passion for equality and justice for women and underrepresented communities has influenced her work for many years and continues to motivate her moving forward.
A nationally-published photographer, Sadina is a “Jane-of-all” trades. She handles day-to-day operations, is detail-oriented, organized and passionate. Sadina is personable and intelligent, and with a degree in Women’s Studies, she is currently pursuing a dual-degree which will award both a Juris Doctorate, J.D. and a Master’s in Public Health, making her a valuable asset to our female-led dynamic.
Sadina handles all photography, video-related content, graphic design and social media. She is also a writer, editor and corporate problem solver. She has been lauded for her ideas in growing social media numbers, and has successfully marketed a large international company.
She has a strong background in customer service and client relations, and will go the extra mile to ensure success.
In her free time, Sadina has served as PTA President, Girl Scout Troop Leader, and crafting, chef extraordinaire.