Deanna is a woman on a mission to prove women and girls can excel in business and STEAM if that's what they desire in life. This mother of four blended children and wife of one amazingly supportive man moved to Ammon in January of 2016 and has loved it since stepping foot here. Her family also includes five cats and a dog and has dreams of owning land and having her own small farm. By day, she works in IT and owns three businesses in Idaho Falls. On nights and weekends, you can find her playing chess, reading, riding a motorcycle with her husband, and doing anything outdoors.

Lessons Learned from Being a Business-Owning Mom

My business/working origin story is long and riddled with childhood trauma, and sprinkles of adult trauma for good measure, so I’ll save that for another day. Today I’d like to focus on the now,...

From Bundle of Joy to Full Blown Adult

“Good morning my mom! First day of school!” That was the first text I receive from my daughter this morning. Every emotion ran through me. Why didn’t she tell me when her first day was when...

Meet EIM Contributor, Deanna McKellip!

Hey! My name is Deanna (D-Nuh) McKellip. I am a divorced and remarried wife of one, mother to four, and fur parent to five cats and a dog. In 2015 I found myself in quite...