Kelly Johnson

Business and Advisory Board Director

Kelly is a former owner and principal consultant of VELA trio, LLC where she spent 15 years developing client relationships and recruiting excellent talent for the company. She is a seasoned marketing strategist with proven success in positioning and messaging, launch planning and execution, go-to-market campaign development, and brand building for business-to-business and business-to-consumer products and services. Prior to VELA trio, Kelly spent 13 years working for Microsoft Corporation in various product management, marketing strategy and business development roles.

Kelly has two grown children, Derek and Emily, and currently lives In Seattle with her dedicated 4-legged assistant, Grover. She enjoys pursuing home renovation and design projects as well as improving her wine and culinary education.