Kelly is originally from Newbury Park, California, but has called Santa Barbara home for 17 years. A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Kelly has immersed herself in the Santa Barbara and Montecito communities, reporting on local news for multiple media outlets for nearly a decade. Kelly is currently a contributor for the Montecito Journal, writing a weekly column detailing business news, new residential and commercial developments, school district happenings, and other issues that affect our neighborhoods. She also contributes monthly real estate columns to the Santa Barbara Sentinel, and produces a monthly newsletter for the Pearl Chase Society, a local non-profit dedicated to the preservation of Santa Barbara's historic architecture, landscape, and cultural heritage.
Kelly's extensive knowledge of our local communities and the real estate market, as well as her highly competent work ethic and professional reputation in the Santa Barbara area make her an excellent addition to the Calcagno & Hamilton team.
In her free time, Kelly is an avid traveler, and finds joy in exploring and discovering neighborhoods and cities all over the world.