Kelly S. is one of our newest additions to the Sunny Cove staff. Kelly hails from Miami Beach, Florida and spent this past winter guiding trips in the Florida Keys. That's about as far away as you can get in the U.S. from here, but we are glad she made the trek up! Kelly isn't new to the Alaskan experience as she attended college here majoring in Outdoor Studies. She has a specialty and knowledge base in trail work and non-native plants and lives her life by LNT (Leave No Trace) principles.
Kelly S. joins Kelly M. as our second Kelly on staff. Only time will tell which Kelly we decide is the best Kelly, but for now we think you are in good hands with either one. You can find Kelly driving around Seward in a full size van she lives out of that sometimes works. If you see her stranded on the side of the road, please give her a ride so she is not late for work. Continue reading below to learn more about Kelly!
Hometown: Miami Beach, Florida
Favorite Food: Lobster
Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music
Favorite Book: Plant ID books
Favorite Sports Team: University of Miami
Favorite Animal: Lynx
Certifications/Degrees: Bachelor Degree in Outdoor Studies with a minor in Environmental Science, Wilderness First Responder, CPR
Number one item of bucket list: Explore more of the world!
Best Life Experience: Taking a risk and going to college across the country. I grew up in Florida and decided to go to Alaska for college.
Best Alaskan Experience: I backpacked the Talkeetna Mountain Range for 21 days. The experience in general was hard, but life changing.
Why I love to guide: I love getting people excited about the environment.
Random fact: I love riddles. I know a ton of them!
Personal Statement: I am excited about guiding and sharing all the info I know. I am ready to have some fun!