Kelly Pace Stegman

Marketing professional and food blogger sharing brand stories over social media to all those who love local and live to eat.

Kelly studied Food Marketing at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She spent a semester abroad at Apicius School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy where she took memorable courses like Principles of Food and Wine Marketing and Professional Food Writing.  During her senior year, Kelly was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association for her commitment to the food industry.

In her professional experience, Kelly supported the marketing campaigns of multi-unit fast casual restaurants throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Most recently, Kelly directed the marketing efforts at Whole Foods Market Harbor East in Baltimore.  Her role included managing social media, community outreach, local foraging, in-store demos, merchandising practices and in-store signage.

Fueled by her passion for food marketing and the desire to utilize 10+ years experience in retail, Kelly founded Pace & Love Marketing in the fall of 2015. To create the name of her business, Kelly chose Pace, her Great-Grandmother's maiden name, which means "peace" in Italian and added Love because she puts love into everything she markets


In February 2018, Kelly started as Senior Social Media Manager at BrandLinkDC, a marketing, public relations and events agency located in Washington, D.C. 

To learn why Kelly made this new and exciting career pivot, read her blog post.