Originally from Massachusetts, Kelly is a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at The College of William and Mary where she teaches Yoga, Tai Chi, Weight Training, Tennis and Fitness Leadership and Aging. At William and Mary she has trained and supervised Health and Physical Education teachers, Movement Education for elementary teachers, Adapted Physical Education, Dance, Aerobics and Pilates. She teaches yoga classes for all ages from children to older adults.
Kelly always loved jewelry, but after becoming incapacitated with a shattered tibia and fibula (lower leg) in a skiing accident in 2006 she began designing earrings. Soon she added necklaces, bracelets, and sea glass pendants from glass she collected in Maine, New Hampshire, Italy and Victoria, British Columbia. On a trip to India she was frustrated by her inability to find and purchase beads, but her son, Sean spent his last rupies on a collection of beads from Viranasi (the holy city on the Ganges River) which she has used in her designs. She collects beads and objects on all of her travels including India, England, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, New England and Arizona.
Many of her designs are inspired by nature and movement. She loves designing unique necklaces that can be worn during yoga practice. Her daughter, Kendra, who is also a yoga practitioner designs some of the pieces.
Kelly holds a B.S in Physical Education, a Masters in Adapted Physical Education and an ED. S in Counseling and is a certified Personal Trainer.