For Kerry Wells, Colusa hasn’t always been called home. Born in Columbus, MS, and raised in Yuma, AZ, Wells arrived in California in 1980 at El Toro Marine Base, but now calls Colusa home.
“I was a marine brat, as some may say,” said Wells.
At the young age of 10, Wells and her family relocated to a new Marine Base, and thus began her life in California. She graduated from Capistrano Valley High School in 1988 and moved to Chico to major in Social Sciences. After graduating college in 1993, Wells relocated herself to the small rural town of Maxwell and started a job a Big 5 Sporting Goods.
The year 1999 brought a new adventure for Wells as she pursued a job at the Colusa County Superior Court, where she remained for 12 years. In 2002, Wells gave birth to her first child, a son named Chase, and her daughter Kegen was born in 2004.
“I was living in Maxwell, raising my children and enjoying life,” said Wells.
Wells moved to Colusa in 2012 with her children and started a new life. She currently works as an Eligibility and Training Worker for the Colusa County Department of Health and Human Services, and she also works seasonly at Farmers Rice Cooperative in Princeton.
Her favorite part about living in Colusa is the small community.
“You get to know everyone. It may be a small town but larger cities are close by giving me the small town atmosphere with bigger opportunities close by,” stated Wells.
Her favorite Colusa event is Old Tyme Christmas.
“It reminds me of the Eastern states community and their Christmas activities,” she said.
Wells says, “I wouldn’t change my life or my surroundings for anything right now. I adore my home, community and the small town family feel.”
When not busy with family or work, Wells is an active volunteer for Colusa Little League.
“I keep the scorebooks for Little League, and I also donate my time to umpiring for NSA softball and keeping their books,” said Wells. ■