Haven Kelly was 19 when she opened Hound Nutrition in downtown Fort Scott in August 2020.
The young entrepreneur said she saw an opportunity and “went for it. There is not a nutrition shop in Fort Scott.”
An entrepreneur is a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. Kelly’s dad, David Owens, is a silent partner in the business.
“He comes on weekends and helps out,” Kelly said. “He supports me in every way possible.”
Kelly is from Blue Jacket, OK, her dad is from Welch, OK.
Hound Nutrition sells snacks, meal replacements, and all manner of teas at the shop.
“We use Herbal Life Nutrition, the number one nutrition company in the world,” Kelly said.
“We do protein waffles, donuts and cake pops,” she said.
Today, Oct. 14 the shop is having its first Waffle Wednesday.
“We will sell them until we run out,” she said. “I’m super excited.”
On Thursdays, the shop personnel sells mega teas for the price of a medium, and on Saturdays, one can buy five to-go teas for $25, she said.
This Friday evening is the start of game nights at the shop, Kelly said.
“Card games, board games, Jenga, corn hole and tic/tac/toe,” she said.
“I’ll be open to play some games and hang out,” Kelly said. “It starts Oct. 16, open until 8-9 p.m.
Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kelly is on the Fort Scott Community College softball team.