Kelsey joined Colorado Open Lands as a GOCO Conservation Fellow after many years working in environmental education. She has previously worked in China as a curriculum developer, Peru as a tour leader and interpreter, and Alaska leading backpacking adventures. She has a B.A. from Colorado State University in Natural Resources, Recreation and Tourism. Based in Salida, she spends her free time mountain biking and exploring the mountain trails with her husband Bryan and dog, Gila.