Apr 30, 2021
It was supposed to be their adventure together. Colleen Kelley and her husband Bob were in the middle of buying an "off-the-grid" lodge in Alaska when Bob suffered a fatal heart attack. Now Colleen had to decide: head back to the lower 48 or stay and build a life in Alaska on her own. She chose Alaska. And it has been a great adventure. "I've learned that you get to choose who you want to be," says Kelley.
Colleen Kelley, Ph.D., MSN, RN is owner of Clearwater Mountain Lodge on the Denali Highway, Alaska. She's also an adjunct faculty member at Alaska Pacific University, Institute of Health and Wellness.