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Kelly has been fishing since she was 3 years old when she discovered night crawlers in the leaf piles to catch northern and bass in Cedar Creek. After living and fishing in the Gulf and overseas, Kelly returned to her native Wisconsin and earned her MS in Education from the University of Wisconsin. An avid angler, hunter and outdoor enthusiast, she can be found on any number of lakes or rivers surrounding her home. Kelly has written several research papers on the WI aquifer system and the toxicology associated with pollution to land, lakes and rivers. Her passion and love for the outdoors inspires her artwork, writing, photography and business ventures. Using her alias Outdoor Tomboy, she shares her ideas, things she has learned and just cool stuff through her website, Facebook, Twitter @OutdoorTomboy and Blogger. Her love for all things outdoors led her to the Wide Open Spaces team of writers.