Kelly is the Outreach and Event Coordinator at Mountain Studies Institute, and the Coordinator of Mining Solutions Bootcamp. She earned her undergraduate degree from University of Portland in Environmental Ethics and Policy and a master’s in Environmental Management from Portland State University. After ten years in Oregon, she relocated back to her home state of Colorado draw to the diverse climates of the Four Corners region. She has published research on salmon habitats and water quality in the Mt. Hood National Forest, developed a master plan for building and managing mountain bike facilities in urban areas. She most recently served as the executive director of a cycling advocacy group in Steamboat Springs. Like most Rockies-raised people, Kelly loves backcountry skiing, mountain biking and camping. She can be found bouldering obscure rocks, riding her motorcycle around the mountains, mastering a cappuccino, or snuggling her spotted dog.