Kelly O’Leary is the Program Director of Stonecrest Home Arts, a non-profit organization in Washington, DC, and she is the project manager for Stonecrest’s expansion into Northern Virginia. Kelly one of the founders of the Art of Living, focusing in particular on programs for middle school and high school girls. She also works as the manager of domestic services at Reston Study Center in Reston, VA.
She has a master’s degree in Gastronomy from Boston University. She worked for four years as a hospitality management professor and for 10 years on the management team of Bayridge University Residence located in the Ayer Mansion, the oldest Tiffany designed building in the country and now a National landmark. In 2006, Cooking Light magazine featured Kelly in her work at Bayridge in their “Enlightened Cook” section. Kelly has lectured extensively on the importance of food and the home on human life and culture.
Currently, she manifests her lifelong passions for home, food, and classical music on friends and family—and anyone else who is vaguely interested—by giving talks and seminars—whenever she is asked!