Leigh Kellis, Holy Donut

Leigh Kellis is the owner of Holy Donut. This past year, she was selected as U.S. Small Business Administration’s Maine Small Business Person of the Year. Leigh started the Holy Donut in 2011 from a deep craving for donuts. Maine, as the land of potatoes, seemed to be perfect for launching a potato donut business. In about six years, the business has evolved into three stores and now employs 80 people. Leigh is mom to a ninth grader and spends most of her time now doing the social media and public relations aspects of the business, and she’s always thinking about the next steps for Holy Donut.