I had the pleasure of working with Kel at Alluvium Gatherings for several different projects. I am so impressed by their work ethics. From how they keep everything organized, to how they curate the best experience for their clients or participants. They have an intention to detail like no other. They also know how to make a space feel very safe, inclusive and warm. Kel is always working towards horizontal mindsets but cultivating committees and spaces that allow for full creativity and ideas to channel through. Not only are they the best planner but they also have many skills with research and coordinating. I trust Kel with all of my projects and I can't wait to collaborate on the next one!
Olivia Leigh Nowak
Le Colibri Studio
Kel is a brilliant team lead who spearheaded our inaugural and second-annual Festival of What Works in 2020 and 2021, a virtual week-long celebration of what it takes to live well in place. They brought together a diverse team of over a dozen people and worked with countless stakeholders to create an engaging and uplifting experience for thousands of online viewers. From high level strategy to fine-level details, Kel is a joy to work with, bringing a human-centered approach to how they bring people together under a common vision. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to support in how to design and produce highly engaging gathering and community events.
Founding Partner, Salmon Nation Trust
Moccasin Footprint Society (MFS) is an indigenous charity based in Nuxalkulmc and Secwpemeculecw, in colonial British Columbia, Canada. Our work focuses on making known the many "moccasin footprints" that indigenous peoples have contributed to diverse knowledge systems, while upholding grassroots indigenous peoples, knowledge and systems. Alluvium Gatherings has demonstrated excellence through professional organizing of community events and a recent MFS executive retreat. We appreciated the consistent and clear communication and taking time to work with our team to build rapport and trust. MFS highly recommends Alluvium Gatherings.
Executive Director, Moccasin Footprint Society
Kel Moody worked closely with us as we designed a virtual workshop bringing together Indigenous Peoples to discuss issues of environmental concern on traditional lands and waters. Throughout the process, Kel was responsive, flexible, and efficient, as well as able to suggest creative solutions for running a seamless virtual workshop. On the day of the event, Kel was quick on their feet, rapidly pivoting to new strategies and timelines as needed and keeping the event running smoothly. Kel approaches their work with generosity, openness, and a deep level of social and cultural awareness and sensitivity that was very appreciated throughout the process. Kel’s work is of the highest quality and they are an absolute pleasure to work with.
Andrea Reid, Elizabeth Nyboer, and Alexander Duncan
Centre for Indigenous Fisheries at the University of British Columbia
Kel is an excellent virtual event planner, great at setting up systems, and always has a calm, positive energy even when things get hectic. They are very responsive and communicative, great with timely follow-up, and skilled with technology platforms. We highly recommend!
Director, The Natural History Museum