is launching a new series called “People of Huntington” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Mrs. Kelsey Wells, who is 34 years old.

Do you have any siblings?

I’m lucky enough to be a typical middle child. My older sister, Brittany Wing, is a local hair stylist (@brittanybehind_the_chair) and my younger brother Zach Postin, is another young entrepreneur in the area. He is the owner of Edible Arrangements in Huntington and Charleston, as well as a videography company Postin + Co.

Are you a morning or evening person?

My two sons (2 and 6) have converted me into a morning person! I stay busy during the day with Real Estate and juggling their schedules. I feel as though I’m 50:50 when it comes to evenings! There’s nothing better than an evening out in Huntington with friends. I do however love staying home and enjoying family time.

What are you most known for, especially among your friends?

I had to defer this question to my good friend @jeanettetourville: ‘You’re most known for being a family gal, great mom with incredible design taste, and providing lots of laughter!’

What do you do in your free time?

I’m always looking for my next Real Estate lead. I stay up to date on the local housing market at least once each day. My career path has been a journey for sure, but I am blessed to finally find something that is not only rewarding in the sense of I get to assist my clients through a pivotal life process, but also allows me to work in an arena that genuinely interests me. If I’m not real estate-ing, I’m busy being a boy and dog mom!

What hobby would you get into if you had the time and money?

I would travel more. I’d really like to travel to Europe and the West Coast. At this point in my life, with young children, it’s harder but it’s definitely on my to-do list!

If there were an Olympics for everyday activities, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal in?

Multi-tasking! Sounds cliche, but sometimes I wish I had more arms, clones of me, or an assistant. At the end of the day, you have to make it work, and for that I’d like to think I would take the gold!

If you had enough money to not need one, what would be your “job”?

I would buy a large volume of land and open a dog rescue. Although I LOVE Bernese Mountain dogs, I’d welcome any and all K-9s! There’s not a whole lot better than a happy dog!

What are some accomplishments you’re really proud of?

I’m really proud of my sons and I’d like to think I play a pivotal role in their lives. Although I’m newer to the Real Estate arena, I feel like I have hit the ground running and don’t plan on stopping. I’ve grown a small following on Instagram (@Kelsey.Wells.Realtor) as well as Facebook. I try to give my followers and clients current and up to date information that is pertinent to the real estate market.

Are you from Huntington? If not, what brings you to Huntington?

I moved to Huntington my freshman year of high-school from a small town: Santa Claus, Indiana.  It’s Christmas there all year and if you haven’t been, you should. I attended Cabell Midland, so the large scale of that school was somewhat of a culture shock! I hated moving here initially, but I ended up making friends and even met my now husband.

What are three things you like best about Huntington? 

  1. Local Food Scene
  2. Festivals
  3. Sense of Community

What are three things you’d like to change?

  1. Continue to increase economy.
  2. Market new business in an effort to retain a younger demographic.
  3. Change the perception of how non-locals view Huntington and the state of West Virginia.

What is/are your favorite restaurant(s) in the Huntington metro? Why?

Backyard Pizza and Raw Bar. There’s something there for everyone. The variety of pizzas as well as seafood make it easy for anyone to find a favorite dish. Honorable mentions include: Peddler, SIP, Luigi’s and 21 at the Frederick!

Favorite shop(s)? Why?

TruSoul boutique is my go-to local business. I’ve known the owner, Rebecca Thomas, since high school! She’s one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. She brings affordable, on trend fashion to the Huntington area.

Any local and/or small businesses you’d like to acknowledge?

There’s so many great ones in Huntington: Bougie Boards by Roz, Wild Flower at the Market, Edible Arrangements in Pullman, and Glow Luxury Spray Bar!

What is a food you’ve had that you enjoy that you can’t find in Huntington?

GREEK! My husband and I loved Navarino bay. We ate there more times than we would ever like to admit but it was so great. We were sad to see it leave and really hope someone fills that niche market!

What is the best piece of advice you ever received?

There will be opportunities in life that will pass you by, that will go to other individuals instead of you. Take your time be upset about it, but understand you have to make yourself so great that there is no question you are the best fit! It’s a great life lesson.

Pretend this is the yearbook, what is your senior quote?

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”


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