Founder/CEO

Kelly Lyndgaard

Kelly Lyndgaard has been a leader and trailblazer for women throughout her lifetime.

In addition to her impact in the non-profit world, she spent 16 years in the IT industry building, running, and transforming technology organizations. In 2015, she stepped away from her executive career to focus solely on the social enterprise she founded named Unshattered.

Kelly is an engineer and physicist by training, but a problem solver and strategist at heart.  Inspired by the strength and commitment of women doing the hard work of recovery at the Hoving Home, she wanted to help them build them a path forward to sustained sobriety and economic independence. Her heart was broken seeing relapses occur for those who had worked so hard to attain sobriety but had no safe place to return to after recovery. 

Having long admired the social enterprise model which uses business to solve social issues, Kelly began Unshattered as a side project in 2013. She eventually stepped out of her executive role in the technology industry to establish the organization and officially founded Unshattered as a 501c3 nonprofit social enterprise in December, 2016. 

As the founder and CEO of Unshattered, she helps women who are successfully winning their battle against addiction. Unshattered employs women in recovery in order to build pathways toward economic independence and sustained sobriety through crafting bags and accessories from repurposed materials.

Kelly is ignited by challenge - in any arena of life - and loves nothing more than seeing potential where others do not and bringing it to life. She's on a mission to end relapse by providing job skills and employment for those who traditionally have difficulty finding employment.  

To date Unshattered boasts a 0% relapse rate for the women employed with the company.

Kelly and her husband live in Dutchess County, NY, and she is a graduate of Taylor University. Outside of being an entrepreneur she loves reading, conquering challenges, and finding unexpected delight! On her days off you'll find her curled up with a mug a tea, a stack of books, and her rescue dog, Bell.

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Kelly Lyndgaard has been a leader and trailblazer for women throughout her lifetime. In addition to her impact in the non-profit world, she spent 16 years in the IT industry. In 2015, she stepped away from her executive career to focus on Unshattered.

Kelly is an engineer and physicist by training, but a problem solver and strategist at heart.  Inspired by the strength and commitment of women doing the hard work of recovery at the Hoving Home, she wanted to help them build them a path forward.

Having long admired the social enterprise model which uses business to solve social issues, Kelly began Unshattered to employ women in who are winning their fight against addiction. The mission of Unshattered is to end relapse by building pathways toward economic independence and sustained sobriety. The women of Unshattered make handbags from repurposed materials including Broadway sets, military uniforms, and manufacturing scrap.  To date, 100% of their employees have chosen to remain sober.

Kelly is ignited by challenge - in any arena of life - and loves nothing more than seeing potential where others do not and bringing it to life.

Kelly and her husband live in Dutchess County, NY, and she is a graduate of Taylor University. Outside of being an entrepreneur she loves reading, conquering challenges, and finding unexpected delight! On her days off you'll find her curled up with a mug a tea, a stack of books, and her rescue dog, Bell.

You can find her on social media @kclynd