Kaeli Wells is originally from Flagstaff, Arizona and received her B.A. in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development from Western Washington University. As an outdoor enthusiast, she gravitated towards the field of land conservation, first working with the Lolo National Forest, and then with the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Program. Her love of wild places also led her to become a professional ski instructor in the southwest and a volcano trekking guide in Nicaragua.
As the Harvest Against Hunger VISTA Leader, Kaeli is responsible for recruiting and mentoring 13 Harvest VISTA members throughout the United States. Harvest Against Hunger is a Seattle-based non-profit that works with farmers, truckers, volunteers and others to bring valuable skills and resources into hunger relief efforts in communities across Washington state and beyond. Since 2009, the Harvest VISTA program has hosted more than 100 VISTA members, engaged over 1,200 local farmers, and supported more than 50 unique produce recovery projects.