Kellie Hanna, a Biography
Kellie Ann Hanna was born in a cardboard box, down by the Schuylkill River, in Philadelphia, PA, in the 1970s. Her parents were amazed by her instant ability to speak in tongues soon after birth. The youngest of 15 children, she still can’t remember the names of most of her siblings. She fondly recalls crawling through the dirt and garbage along the riverbank as a baby, and she still has her collection of broken glass that she collected as a teenager.
After working for several years as a box cutter, Kellie had an epiphany, and woke up to find herself sitting in front of a computer, with a degree in English in the pocket of her too-tight jeans. “It’s all a blur,” she says now of that time, but recalls that “I was furiously typing words, a lot of words, translating the language of the tongues.”
Since that time, Kellie has learned to use her ability to speak and write English to teach history and ESL; and to write, edit, manage, and produce content for the likes of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Philly.com, and Alta Vista. It is claimed that she worked for nearly two years at Xerox, but she adamantly denies this.
Somewhere along the way, she co-founded and produced content for Artwell, the site you see here.
She left Philadelphia three years ago and lived in way too many “cities” in Silicon Valley than she wants to count, ever since. She resides today in Los Gatos, CA, and she doesn’t know why, except that she likes the name.
Kellie has had TMD for several, painful years, and suffers from farsightedness, conjunctivitis, sinusitis, PMS, and the burning questions: “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?” She enjoys creamed spinach.