Kelly Long is no stranger to working with people. She was Entertainment Director of the Ohio Renaissance Festival for five years, she taught improv, stage combat, dialect and Tudor history while managing an average of 200 employees per year. 2019 will be Kelly's tenth season playing Charity in the Limeybirds, an international a capella trio specializing in music and comedy. Currently Kelly works in special events at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. She believes in social justice and not taking life so seriously.
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@ VOL 24
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Growing a Community of Impact
BY SILJE GRASTVEIT
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 08, 2015
"Maybe it's a natural virus for someone who has social workers as parents, but for me I thought I had to help everyone in trouble."
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BY TIM HARTLEY
@ VOL 26
ON NOV 26, 2015
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@ VOL 30
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