“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

Kelsey Lichttenegger joined Badgley Phelps in 2022.  She strives to increase efficiency and enhance best practices while providing an exemplary client experience.

“There are many ideas proposed when working with a team – explore those beyond your own with an open mind.”

Kelsey started her career in insurance, serving clients and assisting with financial planning at Northwestern Mutual in Akron, Ohio and later joined Coldstream Wealth Management in Bellevue. During her six years at Coldstream, Kelsey worked as a client service associate, served as the Private Client Service Team Lead and moved into the Director of Client Service and Operations role.

Originally from Ohio, Kelsey enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter and dog.  You can often find her camping, hiking, running or cooking for friends and family.  She enjoys reading and doing yoga to relax and grows a wide variety of vegetables in her home garden.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • Master of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, Kent, OH