Hey there, I'm Kelsy! I was born and raised in Iowa, where my love and appreciation for all animals began. Growing up, my family always had dogs and cats, and at a young age, I learned how to care for these wonderful furry companions. Before moving to Richmond, I lived in Miami, Florida, and worked for the National Park Service as a wildlife biologist. My work there included studying coral reefs and fish populations, monitoring sea turtle nesting activity, coordinating and leading marine debris beach cleanups, and responding to wildlife rescue calls.
I have an immense passion for everything animals and the environment and am beyond excited to be apart of the Canine Adventure Team. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, eating delicious food, watching a good series or movie, nerding out to podcasts, and spending quality time with my little black cat, Carlos.