In 2014, Kendalyn moved from her hometown in Little Rock, Arkansas to Fairbanks, Alaska with her three dogs in tow—all to pursue a Master’s of Fine Arts in poetry. She quickly fell in love with Alaska while teaching writing classes, working on a farm, experiencing dry cabin life, foraging for edible mushrooms, skijoring, and caring for retired sled dogs. After completing the creative writing MFA program at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kendalyn swore into AmeriCorps and moved to Anchorage to serve for a year at Covenant House Alaska as their Online Development VISTA. She joined Camp Fire in 2019. She spends her free time teaching cooking and writing classes, reading, and exploring the outdoors.