At the age of 7 Kelly figured out how to trap blue jays, sparrows and various other birds with bait…and while she would turn them loose the experience taught her the thrill of the hunt. She moved to Oregon at 9 years old and became her Dad’s hunting buddy who got her up before dawn on weekends during deer season to drive to his favorite hunting spot 2 hours away and hunt the Cascades for blacktail deer. Kelly passes up many legal animals every year holding out for the best shot and this has taught her patience. She took up bowhunting at age 45 and loves it.
Kelly declares herself as a ‘middle aged woman’ at the ripe old age of 51. She has been married for 31 years and has 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Hunting is a passion she has passed on to her family who are all hunters/fishermen/women. She especially loves the privilege of helping women get into the sport. “I’ve hunted my whole life, and some of the most memorable Kodak moments have come when I’ve been bow hunting!”