Helen Kelly moved to Mercer Island in 2012 from the San Francisco Bay Area. She was born in Boston, MA and has lived in Germany and Switzerland (as a young child), Phoenix, San Diego, Japan, Los Angeles, and various locations in and near San Francisco. She went to undergrad at University of San Diego and received a Masters in International Business at Thunderbird. She has traveled extensively around the world and loved experiencing other cultures so much that she lived in Japan for 2 years studying Japanese, working at a local advertising agency, and teaching English. Past companies include SeaLand, Beyond.com, eframes.com, Intuit, Macromedia, and Adobe in various roles including in sales, operations, logistics, program management, and webinar production. She currently is raising 2 kids and working part time teaching yoga and working for a family business. She has volunteered in various capacities with schools and community: Habitat for Humanity (both on construction sites and served on the Family Selection Committee), President of preschool coop, various school board positions, including managing website and newsletter. Her favorite volunteer experience to date has been going with her teenage son to Tijuana to build houses over spring break.  When there’s free time, favorite activities include traveling, hiking, tennis, yoga, reading, camping, and hanging out with family and friends.