Dani Gantt & kelsey Aldinger
Dani is an HR Manager at Pappas Restaurants, a family-owned and operated restaurant company with nearly one hundred restaurant locations in eight states. She leads the recruiting, employee engagement and retention initiatives for hourly team members.
Dani is a native New Yorker who calls Houston home. She is passionate about serving her community and is on the committee for HR Houston Gives Back where they partner with local organizations to assist disadvantaged job seekers through job search guidance, resume reviews and mock interviews. She frequently volunteers with the Houston Food Bank, Children at Risk and her church Bayou City Fellowship.
She remembers attending her first Polished Houston luncheon in the Fall of 2017 and felt an instant connection to exploring life, faith and work with a diverse group of professional women. Dani is excited to be serving as the Co-Director of Polished Houston with Angie.
Danielle is a Mom to Ethan, the coolest 13-year-old boy she knows. She loves listening to live music and traveling. She can be found searching for coffee, tacos, a place to hike and the score of the game.
Kelsey’s work as a speech language pathologist takes her from a private practice in Cinco Ranch working with pediatrics to home health all around Houston working with octogenarians. She serves a variety of patients treating speech, language, cognition, and swallowing disorders.
She is also the co-host of the Craving Connection podcast, a weekly conversation between herself and longtime friend that helps women feel a part of a community that sheds the weight of isolation and loneliness through their thoughtful and trivial conversations.
Kelsey is married to her husband Luke and spends her time being entertained by her two cats and one dog, watching all things Bravo, reading, and bringing friends together around charcuterie boards.
Kelsey has been a part of Polished for the past year and a half and has loved serving as a table leader, table leader coordinator, and is excited to step into her new role as co-director! She has a heart for bringing women together to navigate the intricacies of every day life, and Polished is the perfect gathering place to navigate career and faith together.