Kelly Patton:Coastal Education Coordinator
Born and raised in Atlanta, Kelly spent summers on the Georgia coast as a child, where her outside experiences kept her closely connected to our coast and its wildlife. With a strong passion for marine conservation, she decided to begin her career in coastal Georgia as fast as she could.
Kelly joins One Hundred Miles as a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a focus in environmental and marine science. She has professional experience as a Naturalist and Sea Turtle Technician on Sea Island (one of Georgia’s 13 barrier islands), coordinating wild bottlenose dolphin research with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program in Sarasota, Florida and coordinating sea turtle rehab and education efforts with Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida.
Outside of work, Kelly is active in the local environmental community where she volunteers with the SSI Sea Turtle Project and Coastal WildScapes. She also helps coordinate classroom projects for SSI Elementary’s Ocean Lab and serves on GreenScene of Coastal Georgia’s leadership committee. Kelly currently lives on St. Simons Island, Georgia. She enjoys wildlife photography, kayaking, sunrise walks, and a good book.
Contact Kelly at [email protected]