My name is Kelli Smith and I grew up in sunny Southern California. A year after graduating high school I joined the U.S. Army. During my four year enlistment I lived and worked in El Paso, Texas. An Air Defense Artillery unit is where I worked. The next two years were spent in Central Florida continuing my education and soaking up the sun. In 2009 I transferred to the University of California at Santa Barbara majoring in Physical Anthropology (think human evolution). In December 2010 I completed my Bachelors Degree. 2011 I moved back to Florida and worked as a nanny. Upon my research I found the SCA website. In June I recieved an email about this amazing opportunity and could not pass it up. This has thus far been as awesome as I thought it would be and I have learned the importance of ﬁre and conservation in a community.