Our Beginning

Where We Come From

Dave and Heather Kelly were born and raised in the state of Delaware.  Dave has been a baker since the age of 14.  He studied Baking and Pastry at Johnson and Wales University and traveled the country practicing his craft at many amazing resorts and high-end establishments.  Heather studied business management at Widener University and gained corporate and management experience at Wawa and AIG.  They met in high school but really fell in love at a Dead show many years later.  Dave was inspired by the beauty of Vermont while hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2005, and brought Heather there many times on vacation.  Each time they visited, they would dream of starting a new life in the Mountains.  During the financial crisis of 2008, both were faced with much uncertainty in their present careers.  They realized nothing was stable and the time to chase their dreams had arrived.  They relocated to Vermont in 2010 to pursue a vision of starting a new business and working for themselves.  Sticky Fingers Bakery opened in 2010 and has been going strong ever since.  They are in the Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame for receiving the Certificate of Excellence many times, and received several awards from “Best of Vermont” for our Cinnamon Rolls.  Currently, they are working on growing the business to additional locations across the country.

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