Mike O’Kelly was born and raised in Susanville and has had the great fortune of raising two marvelous daughters in our fabulous frontier town. He and wife Paulette O’Kelly have been involved in this community in many ways for many decades.
Mike is the President of Morning Glory, Inc. He is a third generation milk man in Lassen County; his family originally owned Lassen Dairy, and Lassen Distributing, of which he became a partner in 1972. In 1975, Mike and his father bought Morning Glory Dairies from the local farmers who owned it as a co-op; then in 1981, Mike bought out his father from Morning Glory Dairies and incorporated Morning Glory, Inc. In 1983, Mike turned Morning Glory, Inc. into a broad-line wholesale food service provider.
Mike attended Lassen Union High School, Lassen Community College, and California State University, Chico.
He has been a resident of Susanville, California for the last 64 years. He is a Charter member for the Susanville Sunrise Rotary Club and a member of the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce.
With sincere thanks for all that his community has done for him, Mike feels that being active in the Foundation is the most rewarding manner in which he can give back to his community.