Originally from New Orleans, Kelly Odom ran to St. Croix in 1996 to escape snowy Breckenridge, Colorado. She had moved there after graduating from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She brought her fiancé, Smokey, with her, and a year later they bought the iconic Tutto Bene restaurant. They married in 2000 and have two sons who are students at Good Hope Country Day School and are avid sailors and soccer players. Kelly is also a co-founder of Taste of St. Croix, an island food festival and 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has donated more than $350,000 to community programs and local organizations since its inception. After 17 years in the hospitality industry, Kelly felt that real estate was a natural progression for her and is excited about the future of St. Croix. She is working directly on real estate veteran Pamela Hunt McFadden’s team.