Kelli Hanson

Kelli Hanson

Marketing Communications Manager

Kelli Hanson became Marketing Communications Manager at Ruff Start Rescue® in April 2022. Prior to joining Ruff Start®, Kelli worked at a not-for-profit credit union, where she held several positions in the Marketing Department including intern, assistant and specialist.

In this role, Kelli will oversee all public-facing communications including Ruff Start’s website, digital advertising, social media, print marketing, e-newsletters, and much more. She will also assist with creating fundraising appeals and working with other departments to tell the full Ruff Start story.

Kelli received a Bachelor’s of Arts from St. Cloud State University in Advertising, along with a minor in Communications Studies.

Growing up, Kelli was constantly surrounded by animals, such as dogs, cats, guinea pigs, bunnies, hamsters, mice, parakeets, and fish. With that, she always wanted to work in a rescue organization, and would volunteer and/or foster with nonprofits as often as possible.

Kelli lives in Savage with her husband, Dusty, stepdaughter, Novalea, their guinea pig, Murphy, and their two rescue pups: coonhound/cattle dog/toy fox terrier mix, Myla and bernese mountain dog/cattle dog mix, Cooley. In her spare time, Kelli enjoys traveling, hiking with her dogs, and spending time with her family.

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