Johanna Kennelly Ullman

Johanna Kennelly Ullman

"There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind." — Mister Rogers

Johanna Kennelly Ullman is a communications professional and has taught communication courses for several years at various universities and colleges. She is also an active freelance writer. You can find her work on Oregon Kid and DogVills. And once upon a time, Johanna was a minister–for almost 15 years. Johanna is a self-described lifelong learner and loves changing things up to learn more about herself and the world around her. 

 Johanna has a Master of Science in Communication from Portland State University. Her areas of emphasis: organizational communication, assessment, and training and development. Her 

Bachelor of Science in Communication had an emphasis on intercultural communication, assessment, and conflict communication. However, Johanna’s learning doesn’t stop there. She is always looking for ways to explore new technologies and new ideas.

Johanna is married with two kids, three dogs, three cats, one leopard gecko, several chickens, and a few fish. She has been in the Pacific Northwest since the dream was alive in the 90s, but has Southern roots and hails from Arkansas.  The family spends a lot of time at various sporting events for the kids. Johanna likes to fast craft, garden, host parties, and bake. Johanna and her crew go hard traveling, DIY-ing, and are always up for a new adventure or challenge. 

 Travel is important to Johanna and her family because it helps them learn more about themselves and others. Traveling makes your life so much richer. Traveling provides opportunities for introspection and self-discovery. Traveling can broaden your understanding of the world’s complexities. Johanna believes it is important for her and her family to learn these lessons firsthand. Traveling with friends, family, or even strangers can build stronger bonds. Shared experiences and challenges can create lasting connections.