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Kelly Keelo
Kelly Keelo

Kelly Keelo

Juice Hugger, A Healthy Crush

Brooklyn, NY USA

"What happens in life is based on your energy and your belief that you can do it. When you over-question yourself, that’s when you fail."

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Kelly's work combines: Entrepreneurship, Food, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Co-Owner / Creative Director

I consult my clients on detoxing, healthy food and lifestyle choices that can lead them to more balanced eating habits.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Mass Communication/Media Studies

    Boston University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Despite excelling academically as a young adult and rising to a prominent position within the entertainment world, she found herself unhappy and stressed.

  • 2.

    Started looking for a job that would let her follow her “intention,” which was to improve access to healthy culinary options in urban neighborhoods.

  • 3.

    Her childhood sweetheart Carl Foster approached her with the idea to start selling healthy juices in Los Angeles and she decided to jump aboard.

  • 4.

    The two started a company called Juice Hugger; it quickly grew into an all-encompassing healthy-lifestyle brand.

  • 5.

    Following the success of Juice Hugger, Kelly and Carl opened a Brooklyn cafe called A Healthy Crush.

  • 6.

    Says you can’t follow someone else’s plan because it probably won’t work for you—you have to pave your own way.

  • 7.

    The pair always set high goals for themselves, but were frugal; as a result, Juice Hugger survived as seven or eight similar companies shut down around them.

  • 8.

    Says you don’t have to be a famous multi-millionaire to be “successful”; if you put time, effort and passion into something, you’ll be successful and happy.