Kelly Pearce

Where do you work?
“I’m the Learning and Development Manager for ChildServe in Johnston.”

Why did you join the Board of Directors? 

“My family and I have lived in WDM for just over 10 years and it’s such a great community. I’ve always loved old home museums and was looking for a way to get more involved in my community. The WDMHS  is a great fit because I truly believe in the mission of the organization to educate, preserve, and celebrate the history and heritage of West Des Moines. The historical society plays an important role in the future of our community as well and it’s exciting to be a part of it all – past, present, and future.”

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 

“In my free time I love to travel and spend as much time outdoors as possible. I love hiking and visiting the wonderful National Parks we have all over the country. I also love to try new restaurants with my family and friends. I’m usually up for any kind of adventure that gives me a chance to try something new!”

If you could time travel to any time and place, past or future, where would you go?

“I would definitely travel to the past. My daughter and I read The Little House series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder books when she was in 5th grade and I loved imagining what it would be like to be alive during that time period. It was around that same time that the expansion of the Jordan House was built. It would be great to go back in time to experience the hustle and bustle of a new city being established.”