Kelly studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology for two years and then graphic design at Penn State University. She then began an 8 year travel journey taking the oddest jobs to see 48 of the United States, Europe, Australia, and northern Africa, camera always in hand. Planting her feet for a while she took a job as graphic designer for the Center for Performing Arts at Penn State University and then Creative Director for an agency in upstate New York. Discovering Vieques in 2003 she expected to stay for only 6 months. But the love affair with the island began and has never stopped. Now, as publisher of Vieques Insider magazine, she is able to capture the island in photographs and stories and share them with visitors. Her six year old daughter Sky is now her muse and main source of creativity and Vieques remains an inspirational setting.