Hailing from St. Louis, Kelly grew up camping and playing in the rolling hills of Missouri. After graduating from Truman State University, she set out west for a life in the mountains. Before landing in Colorado, Kelly worked for a year in Nevada as a crew member for the Nevada Conservation Corps. Prior to joining VOC, Kelly worked at Rocky Mountain Field Institute in Colorado Springs for three years. At RMFI, she continued to learn the hard skills while also getting her first taste of volunteer management and project coordination.
As VOC’s Projects & Operations Manager, Kelly helps plan and manage boots-in the ground projects, manages VOC’s operations center, inclusive of all our tools and equipment and oversees our vehicle fleet.