Hi! I’m Kelli Proia.
It’s not always glamorous or easy and at times it’s downright crazy, but it’s the only way I can be the mother I want to be while still having the career that I love.
2013 will mark 15 years since I graduated from the University of Maine School of Law. I spent my first 8 years working as in-house intellectual property counsel at high-tech companies in Massachusetts.
In 2007, my daughter was born. I stepped out of the workforce and embarked on a 2 year odyssey that led me to conclude that I am not supposed to stay at home and raise a child full-time. Long story short, I was not prepared for the loneliness and boredom I would experience after leaving my job.
Lesson learned. So in 2009 I restarted my career and took on a few clients, handling mostly trademark matters and contracts. Today, I help high tech companies of all ages and sizes understand their intellectual property assets and get the most value they can out of it through 2 IP management and strategy programs: IP made simple for entrepreneurs and startups, and IP in focus for high tech companies.
There are two key players in my story. The first is my husband of 6 years. None of this would be possible without his constant love and support.
The second is my daughter. I am the proud mother of Amanda Rose, a precocious 5 year old who brightens my day with her beautiful smile and a lot of cuddles. Without her, I would never have embarked on this journey. Amanda is curious, imaginative, and so full of energy.
I hope I can be just like her someday.