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Kelli Feigley

Entertainment & Media Industries Program, Communication Studies Department

After eight years working in sales development and marketing with Anheuser-Busch and Meredith Publishing, Kelli Feigley, along with husband Estlin Feigley, founded Dreaming Tree Films, to produce films, corporate projects and commercials, and shortly thereafter, founded 501c3 entity Fresh Films to engage teens in the filmmaking process. 

She now leads producing and project management efforts for the companies’ feature films and TV shows (including Emmy-nominated “Detectives Club”) which are presented on television or in theatres internationally. She is responsible for all revenue generation at the companies, including sponsorship and fundraising from advertisers, corporations and non-profit foundations, including AT&T, Best Buy, Coca-Cola and others. 

She also engages celebrities for their various projects, is responsible for all legal, marketing and distribution, but also as an entrepreneur, still empties the trash and buys office supplies. 

Originally from Chicago, Kelli moved to the Quad Cities in 2016 to bring Fresh Films to Augustana. She will be teaching business and project-management related courses in the college’s new entertainment and  media industries program, as well as continuing to lead student interns on Fresh Films projects.


  • B.A., Telecommunications, Indiana University
  • M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University