Kelly Dassing

Senior Project Manager

Kelly started her digital agency career in 2011 as an Agency Financial Analyst and Production Manager, diving headfirst into project and account management, QA testing, and SEO. Her next career jump took her exclusively into the world of Drupal as a Senior Director of Project Management, before becoming a Kanopi Client Lead. She brings a client-centric approach to her work, building strong long-term relationships with clients and project teams. Support projects are her favorite way to foster these partnerships — digging deep into client business goals and essentially becoming an extension of their own team.

An active part of the Drupal community, she was a presenter at the DrupalCon Seattle in 2019 and was selected to present at DrupalCon Minneapolis/Global. She’s a co-organizer for Drupal Camp Asheville, co-lead for the Community Summit at DrupalCon 2020, and recently completed a Code of Conduct contact training in 2019.

When she’s not leading client projects, she’s gaming (video and board!), hiking, biking (sometimes with donuts; see Ohio "Tour de Donut"), dressing up and performing in or attending Renaissance faires, making bad jokes/puns/sarcastic comments, and speaking in gifs.

  • Drupal sitebuilding (6, 7, 8)
  • Tailored project management (Agile, Waterfall, hybrid)
  • Copywriting, including metadata
  • QA testing, including writing test cases
Favorite Game(s)
Cards Against Humanity, Quiplash, and Legend of Zelda (all of them, but especially Breath of the Wild)
Favorite Places

Kelly’s favorite places are Asheville, NC; Captiva Island, FL; SoCal & San Francisco Jeni’s ice cream shops; and her couch!

Did you know?
Kelly is a trained stage combat swordfighter and owns multiple stage weapons of her own.