Kaci Helene Foster was born and raised in Fayette County, WV. She graduated from WVU Tech in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Service Administration and in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Government. She minored in Political Science and Economics. After graduating, she went on to WVU to pursue her Master’s in Public History.
While at Tech, Foster was highly involved in extracurricular activities, having served as the editor, lead writer, business and sales manager of the Tech Collegian and the Chair of Communications and Recording Secretary of the Student Government Association, as well as participating on the Student Activities Board, Residence Hall Council, President’s Food Service Committee, Intramural Softball, Homecoming Committee and teaching Journalism for the Upward Bound program.
After working at the Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in Pittsburgh, Foster moved back to West Virginia in 2010 and became an advertising sales executive for the Charleston Gazette-Mail. She has also taught an Introduction to Genealogy course at Bridgemont Community and Technical College and worked as a freelance journalist for the Montgomery Herald. Foster has a great love for her hometown’s history and is a proud descendant of William Morris, the first permanent settler of Kanawha County. She continues to be deeply involved in local preservation, awareness and genealogical organizations, and encourages others to do the same. She is also an active member of the WV Archaelogical Society.
Currently, she resides in Kanawha City, WV with her seven year-old son, David.