Kelly is a Civil Engineer with 25 years experience, 20 years with her own firm, Engineering Technologies Canada Ltd. based in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Kelly has received multiple awards for excellence in engineering and sustainable design, including a 2011 FCM Sustainable Community Award. She is also a voting member of the CAN CSA B65-12 Technical Committee for Decentralized Wastewater Systems and chaired the Soil Absorption Systems Task Force.
Kelly has focused her career and companies on the design of small community, commercial, and residential sewage systems, soil evaluations, and planning studies. Known by many as the “Queen of the Throne”, she collaborates with top executives at major industry OEMs, and other thought leaders from government, academia, and industry organizations.
She provides expert opinion and peer review services to governmental and private sector clients for use in litigation and regulatory hearings.
Kelly is a leading trainer for the septic industry including installers and service providers, regulators, engineers and designers, and is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences including the WWETT Show, NOWRA, OOWA, and WWNS. She has been retained as a specialist consultant to provide guidance and updates to the onsite sewage guidelines for NB and BC in Canada.
Since 2012, through her company, Dynamic Monitors, the parent company of Septic Sitter, Kelly has been designing and developing specialized electronic monitoring devices to make on-site sewage systems more sustainable, reliable, and cost effective.
Kelly currently holds U.S. and Canadian patents for two inventions for the on-site industry. These products have been developed and are being distributed through Dynamic Monitors.