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 served for 3.5 years 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.
In January 2017 Kaylyn filmed and photographed a naturally occurring phenomenon known as an ice circle or ice disk. This work was featured in The Seattle Times, The Weather Network, licensed by StoryFul where it was used by The Wall Street Journal and linked to by National Geographic online.
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.