“I first met and ran with Kelly in Monterey. I was so impressed with her dedication to running and SW even with all her kids hanging off the double stroller! She was a fantastic source of information on training, injury recovery and pushing past what I thought my limits were. As I moved on and opened the Fort Riley chapter and later CO Springs and working at HQ, she has always been a consistent and encouraging leader. I always enjoyed our chats as we brainstormed ways to tackle issues and keep SW moving forward. You will be missed Kelly!” — Christie
“Kelly is such an inspiration, always pushing herself, both in knowledge and fitness. She is full of encouragement and advice for others, letting you know you know you have her in your corner to help push through when things are challenging. While we only had a few opportunities to run together while she was in VA and I was in MD, I was excited to have those chances because she is so welcoming and genuine. The community she has helped build around the world has benefited greatly from having her leadership.” — Laura
“Kelly has influenced me in a profound way - she has this incredible ability to inspire me to be a better person. She pushes me to reach new heights and encourages me to step outside of my comfort zone. Whenever I feel like giving up or doubting myself, she's there, reminding me of my potential and pushing me to keep going. One of the most amazing things about my friend is how she touches the lives of those around her. She has this innate ability to make people feel seen and valued. When you're around her, you can't help but feel uplifted and inspired. She listens, supports, and offers advice with genuine compassion, making everyone feel comfortable and understood. What truly sets my friend apart is her unwavering dedication to her roles as a mother and wife. She is absolutely phenomenal in both roles, consistently pouring her heart and soul into creating a loving and nurturing environment for her family. Her children are happy and thriving, a testament to her exceptional parenting skills and the love she showers upon them. As a wife, she is supportive, understanding, and always ready to lend a helping hand. Her relationship with her husband serves as a beautiful example of partnership and love that I genuinely admire. But above all, it's her kindness that truly shines through. She is the kind of person who will show up unannounced with a homemade meal when she knows you're going through a tough time. She goes out of her way to lift others up, offering a helping hand and a listening ear whenever it's needed. Her acts of kindness are never forced or for personal gain - they come simply from the goodness of her heart. Meeting her, I quickly realized that she is the friend I never knew I needed. She has filled my life with love, positivity, and encouragement. She has taught me the importance of supporting others and being there for them in both good times and bad. Her friendship has made me strive to be a better version of myself every single day. Without a doubt, my friend has made a profound impact on my life. Through her unwavering support, her ability to inspire greatness, and her kind and compassionate nature, she continues to influence me in countless positive ways. I am truly grateful to have her in my life, and I am forever changed because of her.” – Mollie
“Kelly I am so thankful for your friendship and years of mentorship in Stroller Warriors and life. I've grown so much as a runner with you by my side. I'll never forget you in my head during MCM saying, "this is a training run" in preparation of my first ultra. Stroller Warriors has changed my life in so many positive ways, and bringing you into it is one of the best!” — Lindsay
“My appreciation and admiration for Kelly extends beyond the sport of running. In the military community, we often hear the term, “jack of all trades” in reference to the dynamic capabilities of military spouses. Kelly exemplifies the resilient and brilliant well roundedness of the military spouse community. I love her swift sewing skills when she quickly created a running scrunchie for the Stroller Warriors blog. Her shared food recipes- like her protein waffles- offered a quick fix breakfast for myself and my mini warriors over the summer. Kelly resides in the barre studio when not running or leading a SW event. Her writing and conversation echoes words of inspiration and encouragement for so many, including myself. Kelly shepherded my leadership capabilities, cultivated my creativity, offered an ear to listen to my personal story and history during times when my family needed support, and most importantly taught me that vulnerability leads to growth. Thank you for believing in me!”—Rose
“Serving the Stroller Warriors community under Kelly, has been a wonderful experience. Her love for this community is overflowing. She has spent countless hours working to broaden the reach of Stroller Warriors and the ability to reach all military spouses around the world. Her constant reassurance that touching just one life, even if it’s your own, has proven so powerful time and time again. It’s never been about the number of members at workouts, but rather about number of lives we can change through Stroller Warriors. Her passion and commitment to this running club is endless. It’s been a pleasure working with Kelly and she will be greatly missed!” — Gabi
“Kelly, thank you so much for the mentorship that you have provided and for the time that you have poured into Stroller Warriors over the years. I remember the first time I got to meet you in person at a SWQ track workout. I was so giddy feeling like I was meeting a celebrity. You were so kind and down to earth. You give the best advice and allow everyone to feel the care and compassion you have. This club would not be what it is today without you! I know you will always be there for advice and guidance along the way. You will be truly missed!!” —Jessica B.
We look forward to hearing about your continued adventures and look forward to sharing miles with you in the future! 😊