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QUOTE: Stacy Gantt-Blackwood

My small size "was like something that had been a disadvantage [but when I became a caver] it suddenly made me a super hero.”

Stacy Gantt-Blackwood
Environmental Scientist and  2014 EWC

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QUOTE: Mary Sue Socky

“I enjoy taking people underground for the first time, and seeing that look of wonder on their faces.”

Mary Sue Socky
NSS Fellow, Retired Biology Teacher, and  2014 EWC

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QUOTE: Marian McConnell

“Caving gives me ideas for songs, and artwork - along with self-confidence ... Caving truly changed my life."

Marian McConnell
Author, over 30-year caver, and  2014 EWC

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QUOTE: Kirsten Alvey-Mudd

"Saving habitats, extending known species records, and rescuing and promoting conservation is my calling.”

Kirsten Alvey-Mudd
Chef with a Masters in Biological Sciences, Executive Director of Missouri Bat Census, and 2014 EWC

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Kelly Smallwood

Kelly is a caver from Tennessee. She has been caving for 13 years. However, she did not join the NSS until 4 years or so into her caving. She is now a lifetime member and Fellow of the NSS. When she started with photography, she used a typical point and shoot camera. On a photography trip Tumbling Rock Cave, a SCCi Preserve in Alabama in 2005, Kelly was inspired by Nathan Williams who taught her a few tricks that day. After this, she purchased her first DSLR and some flashes and self-taught from there. She’s always preferred FUJI cameras but she’s not to technical. She works very simple in caves. Her work has been on two covers of the NSS News, and she has won a few Merit Awards as well as Honorable Mentions Awards in the NSS Salons. Kelly designed newsletter covers for TAG Caver and has won awards for that as well.
She tells new cave photographers “be prepared that anything you take underground can be destroyed by a cave environment. If you purchase high-dollar cameras or flashes, co…