Kris Nelson

Chief of Big Ideas, Magnetic Spark

Strength Doesn’t Mean Feeling Strong

Speaker Bio:

Kris Nelson has owned and operated Custom Accents Promotions and Apparel since March 2003. Her company has grown to just over $1.2 million in sales in 2017. Kris has been married 17 years to Darell Nelson. Kris and Darell have two children who are 13 and 15 years old. She has three step children and two grandchildren. As a graduate of St Cloud State University, she lived in St Cloud 24 years. In that time, she served on several boards and volunteered with organizations like the St Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Central Minnesota Builder’s Association, Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build project, United Way’s Branding Committee, Girl Scouts of America, SCSU Alumni Association Board, Great River Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors and Westwood Church. Her strongest areas of expertise are marketing and finance. Kris was selected as one of the St. Cloud Times “Five Under Forty” area business leaders in 2015. Her focus is truly on building a stronger community in the St. Cloud area.

Strength Doesn’t Mean Feeling Strong

Strength is when you want to quit but you keep working toward your goal. When you have no power but you stand up. You want to run but you stay.Strength is not stopping when you feel like you can’t take another step. Strength is walking into a board room, making decisions and reviewing policies when you have spent the entire night at the hospital with your son and no one knows. Strength is sharing that struggle after holding it in for all of those years.