Kelley works with MPP’s major donors in the Northeast and Florida, and has done so since 2009. She testified before the New York City Council in favor of medical marijuana resolutions in 2011 and 2013, and has been interviewed about MPP’s work in multiple states. In addition to her work for MPP, Kelley has her own horticulture and design business based in New York City, with current and completed projects in New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
She received her BA in English from the Pennsylvania State University and is also a graduate of the world renowned School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden. The main emphasis of her horticulture degree and her current practice is low impact, sustainable design and the use of native plants. She was an instrumental part of the installation team for the 3.5-acre, $15 million Native Plant Garden at the NYBG.