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Kelly Coursey Gray

I like to remind people that there are very few big surprises left in life, but if you are out in nature, with an open mind and a lot of time, you never know what you will find.

Born and educated in Western Pennsylvania, Kelly always loved the outdoors and all the creatures that roam the beautiful Allegheny Mountains.  Always curious and creative, her interests ranged from science to art.  Kelly majored in Art History at Allegheny College where she took photography and developed a passion that combined her love of nature, exploring and composition.  After college, photography became a focal part of Kelly's life driving her to search for larger mountains and new horizons.  While living in Colorado, she journeyed throughout the west, developing her enthusiasm for North American wildlife and the ecosystems that support it.  Kelly has served as a Naturalist at sea in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Australia, and New Zealand for many years. Using her images and observations of wildlife Kelly crafts engaging presentations to share her knowledge and passion for the creatures she encounters during her travels.