Kelly grew up on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts, spending time in the Cape Cod National Seashore. She studied Sustainability and Sociology at UMass until 2015, after which she worked with an environmental nonprofit based in the Boston Metro area. Hard labor for the greater good, no matter how simple the task, is satisfying for her! She was later hired for an Outreach Coordinator position through American Conservation Experience (ACE) and grew with the company until August 2020. She built and maintained trails as Conserving Carolinas Trails Associate and now brings all of her strengths to leading EcoForesters’ field crews. She loves the work she has done, and she loves the work she is doing. Outside of work – she is seen on the dance floor, at tasty restaurants, or at home with her sweet lil pup and a good book.