I definitely feel like when I walked into Kelly's course I was in a state of denial, overwhelm, and apathy when thinking about the climate crisis. I chose to tune it out because it was too painful and I generally feel overwhelmed enough as a mother of three. As I took the course and sat with the other people who shared similar feelings, I found, and now still find, courage within myself to look the issues straighter in the face. Without this I would continue to be in denial, and as someone who loves the earth this is not effective either because I live in conflict with myself. So the courage to look these issues in the face and feel like I understand things a little more gives me more energy, empowerment, and choice about what I wanna do next.
Kelly has a deep understanding of the issues facing the Earth community today, and a passion for awakening others to the urgent need for positive change. She breaks down the huge problem of climate change into actionable components that anyone, no matter their background or location, can begin to integrate into their life.
Jennifer Browdy, PhD, Professor of Comparative Literature & Environmental Humanities, Writing Coach, Author
Kelly leads by example. She has always kept sustainable living in mind and shows the rest of us that it is not restrictive or less abundant than other lifestyles. We see in her that living in harmony with the earth is the happiest way to live. It's the way that frees us of the unsatisfying desire for more stuff, and helps us live mindfully.
Carol Rathe, Minister, Mindfulness Trainer, Business Owner
In my work as teacher, minister and counselor, I strive to restore people’s connection of mutual love and respect with Mother Earth. Kelly has inspired me to find simple ways to expand my own relationship with the natural world in terms of conservation, care and collaboration. She has the deep passion needed to be a powerful guide who reminds us of our inextricable connection to the Earth and all of Her wonders.
Right Reverend Mary Francis Drake, MA, MSW, University Faculty, Poet, Author
Kelly is a shining star to the planet. I have known Kelly for over 20 years and one thing for sure is her exuberance for living a conscious and productive life. She has a unique ability to excite and motivate people with her passion of cleaning up and nurturing the earth when others sit back and watch, Kelly is upfront and center making a difference. Her life is an example of living the talk.
Susan Bliffert, Occupational Therapist, Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, Blue Lotus Farms Owner and Director
Upon meeting Kelly at a Friday for Future's climate rally in our conservative county park, I felt her urgency and passion to change the climate trajectory. Later we met up to try to impact local issues related to climate and the environment. It was then that I joined a global organization called the Climate Reality Project and became a trained Climate Reality Leadership Corps member along with 10,000 other virtual trainees in 2020. I am grateful that our paths crossed in 2019. Kelly is inspiring, ready to lead, creative and thoughtful. Kelly was one of my catalysts to get involved. She has natural skills with youth as well as adults. I am confident Kelly will make a difference in strategizing and calling to action those ready to move toward solutions to this great global threat.
Judy Stellmacher, RN, Climate Reality Leader, Former Wellness Program Manager for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, former Public Health Nurse, Employee Health Nurse and Occupational Health Nurse