Kelley is currently a Recreation Operations Coordinator with James City County Parks & Recreation. During her 15 year career with JCC, she has worked as a Prevention Counselor, Teen Program Coordinator and Special Event Coordinator.
Although, Kelley's educational path wasn't recreation focused, having graduated from the College of William & Mary with a Master of Education degree in Marriage & Family Counseling, she has always had a passion for and worked in recreation and leisure - from lifeguarding/managing a community pool to refereeing intramural college sports.
The favorite part of her job: Helping to create 'FUN' for others. A challenge of the job, though, is that recreation never stops - there's rarely times of the year when there isn't a program, service and/or facility open and operating that you are, in some way, responsible for. The key is to have trusted staff and support of co-workers so no one person gets burned out.
Kelley attended LTI in 2014 after a co-worker highly suggested the training. To this day, it remains one of the best trainings she's ever attended. Not only were the educational sessions great, but the camaraderie and networking that occurred have lasted throughout the years.