The Kelly Gallery has been in business for almost 23 years here in the heart of Blue Valley, and we’re constantly exploring new creative avenues! Recently, we have lost a beloved staff member, Sarah Peters, who had an enchanting wedding here at The Kelly Gallery, and who is now moving away to begin her married life. We will miss her dearly.
While keeping the old, we are also making new friends, and it is our delight to introduce you to three new staff members here at The Kelly Gallery:
Our new Office Manager is the lovely Lisa Doctor, from Overland Park, Kansas. Her focus and love for the last 19-years has been her three children: Rachel, 16, Cameron, 19, and Dillon, her 21-year-old with Down syndrome. Lisa has been actively involved in the Down syndrome community, and also spends a lot of time at her barn working with horses, because that’s what her children love to do.
Lisa explains that, “Kelly did a portrait of my children 14-years ago and I fell in love with The Kelly Gallery then”. She has been a Kelly Gallery groupie ever since, and she calls it the Garden of Eden. “This place has organically turned into a wedding venue, it seemed like a natural progression because Kelly has always been such a loving person and it was a natural fit.”
Welcome to the team Lisa!
Also joining us is Niesha Huff, The KG’s new Client Relations Specialist. Originally from Long Island, NY, she assists with wedding and portrait clients to ensure that their experience at The Kelly Gallery is a smooth sailing, fun and creative experience. With 8+ years working with a high end New York wedding photographer, Niesha has lots of experience with the brides as well as behind the scenes creative facilitation with photographic imagery. She actually moved to Kansas City for love, to be closer to her fiancé. They are planning a wedding on 5/5/15 at 5:15 p.m.!
Niesha says, “I love that The Kelly Gallery is open to your own creative self. It’s a blank canvas in a natural setting to do what you want to do for your own wedding. As an office member I have permission to grow and let the company develop.”
Niesha is quite an asset!
Our third new staff member is our social media expert and graphic designer, Sara Glass. Also an Overland Park native, Sara has been working in the wedding industry for several years. With some photography experience under her belt, loads of event planning and even a license to officiate, bringing people together in ceremony is her main focus. “Nothing is more fulfilling than allowing someone to enjoy their day, facilitating a magical experience with no stress and plenty of magic. Weddings are the perfect opportunity to create something magical,” Sara says.
Sara is also a performance artist in her spare time, playing up her character, MissConception.
In case you weren’t familiar with The Kelly Gallery staff, Brianna DeGraeve is an existing employee who has worked part time here since 2004, and since June has moved to full-time. All under the direction of Kelly Daniels, this strong team of women are excited to move forward building and growing this gorgeous venue.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re all here to help!