Kelly was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up sailing and hiking along the shores of Lake Michigan. Kelly thrived in the Northland picking up rock climbing, mountain biking, and straight up adventuring while attending Northern Michigan University in Marquette. After graduating Kelly settled down in Duluth with his wife (Corinne) and two pups.
The dogs take priority over everything; Keiko the husky/lab mix, loves to romp in the woods and Edmund a golden retriever (named after the famous ship), loves to play in the water.
Kelly had the idea for CragDog while on an obnoxiously long (123 Mile) bike ride to the cabin. Kelly’s love of the outdoors and his dogs moved him to start CragDog.