Kaylyn grew up on the plains of North Dakota, forests of northern British Columbia, and the lakes of Minnesota. A love for small communities and wild places has allowed her to work in remote locations and photograph in-depth community based stories.
Kaylyn graduated with a degree in Photojournalism and Recreation Tourism from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. During her final year at university, she was awarded a Creative Arts and Research Grant for her documentary project Winona Youth: A Generation Revealed. The exhibit was displayed in the Paul Watkins Gallery at Winona State University in 2008. It was the first solo exhibit by a student to be featured at Winona State University.
In 2012, She created a multimedia piece in collaboration with the Sitka Ranger District of the USDA Forest Service through the Artist in Residency program: Voices of the Wilderness.
Kaylyn is located in North Bend, WA where she is pursuing her passion for conservation documentary photography with a focus on the relationship between communities and their environment.
Kaylyn serves on the Board of Directors for Blue Earth, a non-profit that supports visual storytelling on critical environmental and social issues through direct assistance to photographers and a collaborative community of professionals.