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EMILY MOOn (FOUNDER)

Emily grew up in the 10/40 window of Ghana, West Africa, which is an area of the world with the least access to resources on the planet. Experiencing this state of extreme poverty at such a young age had a huge impact on her worldview. She currently lives in Kansas City, working as a Marketing Specialist for UMB Bank. Emily’s background is in fashion and advertising, as she worked in advertising agencies for four years as an account executive on both national and regional clients. A graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in strategic communications and textile & apparel management, Emily previously worked in New York at both a fashion PR firm and at the Ad Council to gain experience in the nonprofit advertising and textile industries. Emily is responsible for creative, design and marketing, operations/relationship management, sales and product fulfillment from Kansas City. 

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KELSEY CARLSTEDT (FOunder)

Kelsey graduated from the University of Evansville, and went on to work in business development at Growthink and Blue Ocean Partners. She worked in the M&A division before discovering that investor relations was more her style. She worked with start-ups to raise both their seed and Series A rounds, and matched investors with small businesses that they believed in and with whom they could truly partner. After leaving business development, Kelsey has been employed as a Fit Consultant for Forever 21, Costa Blanca, Dear John Denim and Just Fab. She has also worked as a professional actress and model which has led to countless relationships in the fashion and entertainment industries. Kelsey always had a passion for education, for small businesses and for empowering women. Kelsey is responsible for bookkeeping, brand copy and content, product design and product fulfillment from Los Angeles.