Originally from California, Kelle earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Washington. She joined Pacific Rim Shipbrokers in 2001 as a post fixture manager and later took a position as a commercial vessel operator of dry cargo bulkcarriers at San Juan Navigation from 2006 until 2011. She later worked for a travel company specializing in private vessel charters before returning to Pacific Rim Shipbrokers in 2014 as vice-president, becoming a co-owner in 2016.
Horn’s experience as both an operator and a charter gives her perspective to identify potential risks and rewards for the clients to whom she provides guidance, market research and competitive freight rates on a wide range of commodities including, but not limited to, agricultural products, ores, concentrates, steels, scrap, fertilizer, chemicals, minerals and project cargo. She currently lives in Poulsbo, Washington, with her husband and two sons.