Kelly Burke serves as Executive Director for Grand Canyon Wildlands Council (now Wild Arizona), which she cofounded with Kim Crumbo and ecologist Dr. Larry Stevens in 1996. She has 14 years’ experience in geological mapping, including extensive trips on the Colorado River to advance ecological research and riparian restoration. Kelly has led natural history tours in Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks, and also in Alaska, and has published scientific articles about structural geology, geomorphology, and geochemistry of natural waters. In 2016, Kelly initiated the Conservation in Motion program to bring together conservationists, scientists, artists, adventurers and outdoor-brand athlete ambassadors in the campaign to permanently protect the lands embracing the north and south rims of Grand Canyon. She lives at the foot of the San Francisco peaks in Flagstaff, where she tries to weave horseback riding and time in the wild with her terrier mix, Georgia, into every reasonably nice day.