40 Under 40, Class of 2023

Kellie Baker


Bailey Nurseries

Job Title

Sales Coordinator


  • Reworked Bailey’s onboarding and training process for new sales representatives and used that for 12 new reps in the last year.
  • Helps plan and coordinate company events, including a 50-person, week-long national sales meeting.
  • Was selected to participate in the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association’s Green Industry Leadership Institute.


Chef’s Kiss: A cooking class in Rome sparked Kellie’s love of cooking and baking. “If I ever perfect my BBQ sauce recipe from scratch, that will go down as my greatest accomplishment, secret family recipe-style!”

Fun Facts

Going Wild: Although she’s traveled a lot, Kellie’s favorite place in the world is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota on Lake Superior.