Kelly Maksim was born and raised in Maryland. She attended AACC with a focus on psychology. Throughout her career, she has worked in the medical field, administratively, inpatient care, as well as in the non- profit sector. Kelly handled all member support for the United States and Europe for the largest and oldest global network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world. Over the last twenty years she has worked in all aspects of customer support, front and back-end business support, training and administrative duties. Some of Kelly’s strengths are her attention to detail, strong communication skills and her desire to give each client an exceptional, thorough intake experience. She lends an empathetic ear when potential clients contact our firm facing a stressful employment issue or critical deadline. Kelly is always striving to learn and evolve within the field.

When not working, Kelly is dedicated to being a present and involved mother to her four children, three boys and a daughter.

Kelly enjoys cheering her kids on at their sports games, hosting friends in her home, checking out new restaurants and listening to podcasts with a focus on personal growth and business psychology. Kelly is passionate about advocacy and helping those in need. She and her children became involved with the startup of a local non-profit over seven years ago with a mission focused on meeting the needs of the unhoused in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County through food distribution, clothing and emergency services.

When asked what Kelly enjoys most about working for J.W. Stafford, she emphasizes the supportive culture and people she works with. She finds great value in our small, connected community. According to Maksim “Integrity and a strong work ethic are values we each bring to the team. We are collaborative and strive to deliver exceptional value and support to each of our clients.” 

“Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity” – Og Madino