Hometown: Lafayette, LA (joined in New Bedford, MA)
Name/Alias: Kelli Michelle Allred
Branch of Service: Army
Time Served: 10 years
Why I joined the Military: I left college with a degree, a desire to help people and tons of student loans. I was also hella patriotic – it just clicked.
Why I joined Handmade By Heroes: Surrounded by veterans in a small business ran by veterans. It still feels too good to be true.
Message to customers…Favorite saying…Always remember that you are loved and don’t let the bastards grind you down. The best of us can find happiness in misery.
My favorite sports team and why…New Orleans Saints- I cha-ching-ing it since they were the ain’ts and I loved them then and forever.