As Database Administrator, Kelly collects and manages vital information to support all areas of the organization’s work. Kelly is passionate about building a foundation of good, reliable and relevant data that can be used to streamline outreach, increase funding, and build relationships. Kelly brings a unique combination of experience and expertise in database management, development strategy, and environmental studies to her role at the Alliance. Through her wealth of experiences across several data management systems, Kelly has developed a special appreciation for the role of good data in overcoming roadblocks and ensuring there are no missed opportunities.
Prior to joining the Alliance in 2017, Kelly served as Development Assistant and Database Manager at Environmental Law and Policy Center, where she oversaw the transition from Access databases to NeonCRM. Before that, she worked as a development professional at American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois where she managed data and supported a database transition from Raiser’s Edge to Donor Direct. Kelly received her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Utah State University, where she was on the Sustainability Board of University Food Services and worked on the student organic farm. From her work doing habitat restoration for endangered tiger quolls in Australia to touring many of our nation’s national parks, Kelly has witnessed first hand how environmental stewardship can impact people and wildlife. She is passionate about inspiring others to act in support of wilderness, clean drinking water, and access to green and outdoor recreational places.