Kelsey grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and first started coming to Wyoming in the summer of 2008 when she had an internship at 3 Peaks. She first took a horse-packing course in 2007, and then took the 3 Peaks instructor course in 2011. In 2011 she began working both in town and as an instructor, then moved to the field full-time from 2013 to 2016. She’s now back at the 3 Peaks Ranch, and her favorite outdoor activities are horse-packing, backpacking, and hiking. Her spirit animal is a snowy egret.