Kelly has a background in education, with over ten years of teaching and curriculum development in both the public and private sectors. For the last fifteen years, she has developed programming for a variety of non-profit organizations with missions ranging from conservation to animal welfare to fair trade. Most recently, she served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Mid-Atlantic Regional Office. She managed the Appalachian Trail Communities program across six states, worked on multiple organization initiatives, and developed community outreach programs to educate the public and build awareness for the protection of preservation of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Since coming to Audubon in 2017, she has drawn upon her professional background in education, marketing, and volunteer management to enhance the environmental education curriculum in Central Pennsylvania, create the Community Blooms learning garden project in York, and develop Bird-Friendly communities projects across the partner network. Kelly loves working alongside volunteers and especially enjoys how frequently her work takes her outdoors.