Featured Expert – Kimberly K. Powell


by Elysian Magazine

Kimmy K. Powell is a mentor, author, speaker, angel investor and serial entrepreneur with 30+ years of expertise building and scaling multiple seven-figure businesses. Her expertise spans a diverse portfolio, from construction to luxury hospitality. Today, Kimmy is a vocal advocate for young, passionate, budding entrepreneurs and provides them a framework and momentum in their early ventures.

Kimmy was born in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Her early experience with IBM and Lexis/Nexis helped shape her professional experience and business acumen. In 1991, she joined her husband and founded several companies in construction and commercial real estate. After relocating to Charleston in 2014, she began a career in hospitality and currently owns two 9,000-square-foot luxury spas (Woodhouse Spas Inc.) in Charleston, South Carolina; a 6,000-square-foot location in Franklin, Tennessee; and she will open the doors to a 6,000-square-foot location in Savannah, Georgia, in Spring 2023.

Kimmy and her husband of 31 years, Keith, have raised three sons who have flourished into ventures of their own. She splits her time between their residences in downtown Charleston and Fripp Island, South Carolina. In her free time, she enjoys reading, boating, traveling, mentoring, writing and spending time with friends and family. She lends her time and talents to the Harbour Club Executive Committee Board, the College of Charleston Board of Governors, the American Lung Association, and many more community and philanthropic endeavors. She is currently completing her first book, “The Passion and Purpose Project.”

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