Kelly began working in the outdoor education field in 1998 as a student at WWU in Bellingham, WA. She became a WEMT in 2004 and started teaching for NOLS Wilderness Medicine in 2005. Kelly loves the opportunity teaching provides her to encourage and empower students to care for others and pursue their dreams. Her passion for wilderness and international aid work has led her to many places throughout the country and around the world as a guide, ranger, educator and medic. Kelly currently lives in Sisters, OR with her husband Eli, son Dakota and tripod dog Tasman.