Before Presence, Kelsey and Mallory met thanks to a mutual friend and a cooking club.  A few years later, Mallory joined Kelsey for lunch, told her she was closing her retail store, and shared the idea she had for a new company.  By the the time their plates were clean, Kelsey had signed on to be a business partner. A few weeks later they had their first major food festival and website client, and they never looked back.


Kelsey Gilbert-Kreiling

Kelsey’s primary focus is design and website development. With an keen eye for aesthetic and functionality, Kelsey makes the daunting process of designing websites and eye-catching design collateral easy. Kelsey has honed her self-taught design skills over the past 6 years by creating websites and marketing materials for restaurants, small businesses, and nonprofits. She keeps projects on-task and makes sure they’re consistently branded.

Hobbies: Traveling, reading, entering online contests, and baking treats.

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Mallory’s main focus is business development, the financials, and marketing. When not crunching numbers on her beloved spreadsheets or strategizing growth, Mallory loves to flex her creative muscles by ideating and producing all types of events -- from intimate settings to large-scale gatherings. With 10+ years of experience managing and growing new business, Mallory is no stranger to entrepreneurship and sweat equity. Within five years, she opened three separate fashion retail stores in the Chicagoland area.

Hobbies: Traveling, her two dachshunds, and trying new restaurants.

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