From a young age, Kelsey always had a knack for storytelling. In middle school, this love of stories evolved into a passion for acting. Not able to get enough of the performing arts, Kelsey began making home videos with her cousin and sister and even excitedly hosted ‘film premieres’ for their families. As a result of these ‘films,’ she began seeking ways to get more involved in production in high school, trying her hand at stagecraft, photography and creative writing.
After graduating high school, Kelsey moved to Rome, GA where she intended to get a degree in media journalism at Berry College. She secured a job at the campus’ news/television studio, Viking Fusion, and began as a reporter right away. Kelsey quickly realized, though, that journalism was not her true passion when she got a chance to edit one of her news stories. From then on, she was hooked. The rest of her college career, she focused entirely on editing and writing short films, eventually becoming the studio’s lead editor. During her time with Viking Fusion, many of these films were nominated and awarded several national awards. In 2016, Kelsey was honored to be nominated for a Southeast Emmy for one of her editing projects. That same year, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communication.
Kelsey began her work with ECG as an intern directly after college. She was hired as an executive assistant in 2016 and began her current job as a full-time editor in 2017. Kelsey is proud to work for such a vibrant and successful team at ECG and looks forward to future adventures with them.
When she is not working, she can usually be found watching the latest horror movie, playing video games with her husband or snuggling her pet guinea pig, Ruby.
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