Keely joined OnTrack WNC in June 2017. She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and received a B.A. in Psychology and Religion/Philosophy from Mars Hill College. She has worked in outdoor education, homeless services and with individuals working towards recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues. She is excited to be able to fulfill her passion by providing services for people to improve their lives and well-being.
Keely enjoys learning about permaculture, growing food, helping others in the community and long distance hiking. She hiked from Georgia to Maine (2,181 miles) on the Appalachian Trail in 2011, and through the state of Vermont (272 miles) on the Long Trail in 2013. She cannot get enough of the Blue Ridge Mountains.