Born and educated in Western Pennsylvania, Kelly always loved the outdoors and all the creatures that roam the beautiful Allegheny Mountains. Always curious and creative, her interests ranged from science to art. Kelly majored in Art History at Allegheny College where she took photography and developed a passion that combined her love of nature, exploring and composition. After college, photography became a focal part of Kelly's life driving her to search for larger mountains and new horizons. Kelly has served as a Naturalist at sea in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Europe, the Baltic, Australia, and New Zealand for many years. Using her images and observations Kelly crafts engaging presentations to share her knowledge and passion for the art, culture, and wildlife she encounters during her travels. Kelly is now a speaker on photography other topics and continues to explore the world for interesting things.