Meet Kelsea Monks, Franklin Foods West Food Safety and Quality Manager/SQF Practitioner.

Where were you born?
I was born in Mesa, AZ and raised in Florence, AZ.

Kelsea Monks
Kelsea Monks

What is your background (i.e., experience, education, etc.)?
I attended the University of Denver, where I earned two Bachelor of Science degrees. One in Biochemistry and the other in Molecular Biology. I also minored in Medical Physics and Neuroscience.

What’s your role at Franklin Foods?
I am the the Food Safety and Quality Manager/SQF Practitioner at Franklin Foods West in Casa Grande, AZ.

What do you like most about Franklin Foods?
I love what I do and I enjoy the people that I work with. Franklin Foods is truly a wonderful company to work for.

What are your hobbies?
One of my favorite things to do is ride horses and team rope. I also enjoy singing, spending time with my family and watching NFL football with my dad. Go Broncos!

What is your favorite song?
It’s hard to pick just one. I am a huge George Strait fan and I love all of his songs.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Earning two Bachelor of Science degrees. It was no easy task.

Who has influenced you most in your life?
My Father. He has always encouraged me to my follow my dreams and to never give up, even when things get difficult.

Where is one of your favorite places to visit?
I love Colorado. I enjoy being outdoors and it’s a great state for outdoor activities, all year round.

What is your favorite flavor of cream cheese or dish made with cream cheese?
One of my favorite desserts is cheesecake and cream cheese is a key ingredient!