Co-Founder, Adam Calabria , AKA “Jelly Good Fellow” is our humble champion. A little known secret, the whole idea of Kelly’s Jelly (right down to the name) was dreamed up by Adam. Adam heads up many divisions at Kelly’s Jelly, including Production Management, Supply Chain, Research, Development and Pricing Strategy…he’s the numbers guy. The ultimate team player, Adam always shows up with a smile and genuine caring for those around him. Even though the recipe comes from Kelly’s family, it was Adam that spent day and night producing and perfecting every batch of Kelly’s award winning jelly.
On more than a few occasions, the overzealous sales team (Kelly & Hilary) have been known to sell Kelly’s Jelly flavors, not yet in existence. Under the pressure of Wife and BFF, Adam developed the entire line of Kelly’s Jelly (outside of Aunt Danny’s original Habanero Pepper Jelly recipe). Adam has always risen to the challenge, creating the tastiest ideas Kelly and Hilary can dream up. Adam is the calm sounding board, and without question the smartest person in the room.
Adam grew up in Houston and moved to Lake Oswego High School where he and Kelly met. He had an exciting tour of Colleges, beginning at Johns Hopkins, where he played football and ending with a Mathematics degree from Portland State University. Outside of work, you can find Adam golfing, playing games ,watching sports and easily winning the title, “Dad of the year.”