Kelli Pearson specializes in developing strategic pathways towards sustainable, resilient development for regions, cities, and organizations. She designs and facilitates multi-stakeholder processes that catalyze innovation, collaboration, and action. She focuses on governance, MSME development, regional cluster, policy, and value chain analysis, sustainable tourism, and integration of ecosystem services. Kelli has been involved in sustainable economic development and community outreach and engagement for over 10 years. During 2008, she joined ETG, managing ETG’s business development and integrating ETG's sustainability strategies, and working on-site in Chile (2008), Slovenia (2011), Suriname (2011-12), Nepal (2011-13), and Guyana (2013) as a project manager and expert in sustainable tourism and local sustainable economic development. Additionally, she led ETG’s acclaimed project to develop a long-term sustainable economic strategy for the City of Cleveland in 2010 (Sustainable Cleveland 2019). Kelli also brings her strong and dynamic experience as a business entrepreneur and civic leader in Savannah, Georgia for eight years where she created the Sentient Bean, a highly successful café, events venue, and cultural community center. She has strong research, facilitation, presentation, project design & development, writing, and knowledge management skills. She has completed her MSc in Environmental Governance from the University of Freiburg (Germany), has a BA in Religious Studies from Carleton College in Minnesota, and a certificate from the University of Oregon in Sustainability Leadership.