Kelly's Background: I often joke that I'm a star member of the "Crazy Life" tribe with extra points for facial reconstruction, medical challenges, infertility, and loss. I know firsthand what it means to grapple with brokenness and take the glorious transformation from surviving to thriving and embrace a journey filled with hope and freedom grounded in the love of Jesus.
Professional Highlights: I'm a Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S) who holds a Ph.D. in Public Health and Master's of Public Health (M.P.H.) from Walden University and a B.A. in Arts with a specialization in Communications from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. I have worked in the field of Health Education for 21+ years in both nonprofit and academic sectors, and I have traveled to Haiti, Belize, Guatemala, and Nicaragua helping others become empowered to improve their quality of life through life-giving health education programs. As a Quality of Life Researcher, I have used PhotoVoice, a documentary photography approach, to explore the ingredients of health and well being among people with specific physical and emotional challenges (Crouzon Syndrome), and I have published research on this topic: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1049732317742624
My life challenges, health education experience, quality of life research, and faith journey have led me to create nurturing resources and services to help you become who you're designed to be.
Fun Facts: I live close to the Sequoia National Forest, and I have been married to my fabulous husband for 21 years. I'm an avid outdoors enthusiast, and you will often find me writing on the patio, photographing the sunset, hiking a nature trail, or birdwatching with the love of my life. I love to inhale the beauty of God's creation and breathe the air of freedom. And when I look at the future - I know. The best is yet to come.
*Disclaimer: Dr. Kelly offers general information for the public on ways to improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual well being of individuals desiring to live healthier, more productive lives. Her recommendations should not be considered a replacement for therapeutic advice from a licensed professional counselor or medical guidance from a licensed physician.