Kelley Blanchard joined the Wireside team in May 2016 as Operations Manager. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Kelley graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2012 with a BFA in Sculpture and Extended Media. She went on to own and operate her own apparel company and art gallery, New Normal Apparel Company, from 2012 until October 2015. During these years, she honed her business management and marketing skills. Kelley is based in Richmond, where she lives happily with her two dogs. She spends her off hours in a local studio screen printing and frequently attends networking events.
Kelley enjoys soaking up the local arts and culture scene in Richmond, and says, “Richmond is like a caper – small, but bold and full of flavor.”