Dani Gantt & kelsey Aldinger
Dani is an HR Manager where she leads the recruiting, employee engagement and retention initiatives for hourly team members. A native New Yorker who calls Houston home, Dani is passionate about serving deep in her community. She co-leads a Be the Bridge group that is dedicated to advocating and promoting diversity, inclusion, racial justice, restoration and reconciliation. She recently strapped on her boots and volunteers with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, HR Houston Gives Back, as well as her church family, Bayou City Fellowship.
When Dani first attended Polished as a guest, she remembered feeling an instant connection to exploring life, faith and work with a diverse group of professional women. Thrilled to dive in, Dani is now serving as the Co-Director of Polished Houston – Inner Loop with Kelsey and could not be more excited.
Dani is a Mom to Ethan, the coolest teenager she knows, an avid curator of good music, and a traveler. At any given time 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.