(Unlike the other pages, here is Kellie’s Bio on her page. I will have it setup for the others to be posted this way soon as well.)
Kellie, Aka “Nama!” says, Ethan her grandson. Kellie was laid off as the Warranty Director for a GM Cadillac/Hummer Dealership in Minnesota. This mid-life change stirred her passion. She pursued local involvement with other individuals and helped created a business plan and a non-profit 501c3 organization for local youth’s activities for the children in her Saint Croix Falls, WI community. Kellie was the first woman to graduate her program in automated manufacturing with a A.A.S. from Dunwoody Institute in 1997 . She continues her education with a BSB/A and tentative graduation date in June of 2012.
In September she saw OWS protesting on the TV and immediately knew, in her heart, she needed to get involved. Finally, she now knew what her purpose was on this earth. Kellie explains “she had been waiting many years to know this!” After trying to organize an occupation in her local community “with not much input” from others. She turned to the internet. Finding Trolls and mean words in several Wisconsin forums and Face book pages . She established and became admin for OccupyWI as a Face book presence to preserve and help the occupied cities with getting their voices heard while the ground forces worked so diligently to occupy the camps.
She felt it was the least she could do to help since there was no one to camp with her in her town. By December 2011 OccupyWi was a state site with over 3000 users and closed groups with all the occupied cities in Wisconsin helping each other. She also maintains the state calendar of events at www.occupywi.org (Which is imported regularly here, see the calendar)
Kellie was asked in mid October to moderate for www.occupycoordination.org. She has moderated the National IT Services meeting since the beginning of November 2011. This lead into a global outreach of voices needing a moderator for a global IT meeting. Kellie has been moderating Global IT meetings since December 4, 2011. You will find Kellie somewhere on the internet resourcing, facilitating and moderating information for other voices and helping build liaisons between regional and national levels in the Occupy movement.
Also Kellie reminded me, she still needs a real paying job to support her occupy habit if anyone is hiring!