Meet Our Team
Kelly Ellison, CEO/Founder
As an adoptive parent myself, I know first-hand how complex
the road to completing an adoption can be. After returning home from China with our daughter in 2007, I realized my passion to want to help adoptive families raise the money they need to bring their families together forever.
With 25-years as a fund-raising professional, I decided to create a system of innovative tools and resources that would assist adoptive families to reach their financial goals. After testing these tools and coaching several families with great success, I wanted to make it available to more families thereby helping more children find their forever homes.
Today, the Adoption Finance Coaching System is available to adoption agencies and professionals across the country helping them to help their clients to complete their adoptions more quickly. This system consists of on-demand webinars, personalized coaching as well as an optional gift registry service specifically designed for the agency and their clients.
Shirlee Davidson, Marketing and Sales Director
Shirlee has been a part of the adoption community for the past 18 years. Because of her experience working with adoption professionals she can provide insightful and valuable marketing support. Shirlee is well known for her personal approach and attention to client's and is well liked and respected by everyone she has worked with. We are so lucky to have her as a part of our team!
Brandi Palmer, Operations Manager
Brandi brings a wealth of experience, fresh perspective and creativity to our team. She is an adoptive parent and worked previously at American Adoptions in Overland Park, KS. Brandi has experience as former business owner and has sales, marketing and social media expertise. She is actively involved in the Susan G. Komen Foundation as an Ambassador as well as the Your Survivor's Coalition. As Operations Manager she will oversee our Adoption Finance Coaches and work with our adoptive families and agency affiliates to monitor their success with the program. Brandi will also be utilizing her sales and marketing skills toward business development.
Elicia Turner, Adoption Finance Coach & Telemarketing Specialist
Elicia is proud to serve our families as one of our adoption finance coaches. Elicia has been with us since 2013 serving as a telemarketing specialist and coaching our families to help them create their plan. Elicia has been touched by adoption as a birth mom and brings a unique perspective to her work from her own personal experience. She has a special dedication to adoption and helping our families.