Kelly is a fourth generation Californian in the process of raising and home schooling the fifth generation in the persons of her two daughters. Before motherhood, she spent twenty years as a writer in Silicon Valley's high tech industry, because that's what one does with a B.A. in French Literature. She has spent the last ten years teaching history and writing in various home school co-ops. As of May 2020, she is a graduate of the CiRCE Certified Master Teacher Apprenticeship program, and she teaches classes for CiRCE Online Training.