I was born in Michigan, where my father’s ancestors settled after emigrating from England, Canada, and Denmark (the Kleymeyers and Gebauers being on my mother’s side).
I studied government and economics at Harvard. For 32 years I have lived in Washington, D.C., working as a newspaper reporter and as a publicist for non-profit groups and clean energy companies. Here I raised my son, Miles Nicholas Stoltzfus Kelley, who recently taught math and science for a year in Guatemala and is now taking a group of students through Europe.
I met my wife, Valerie Briggs, at All Souls Unitarian Church where we sing in the choir. I enjoy playing saxophone in a jazz big band that I started with a friend.