Our Roxy friend Kelly Connolly stopped in Roxy headquarters last week, board in tow, and a basket full of organic goodies from her “Little Santa Anita” canyon Sierra Madre, CA, where she resides with fellow shaper, Richard Wisz, their dog Mona, six chickens (Nell Mrytle, Heisenber, Bra bra, Flo, and Koko), and their 3 rabbits (Lil Mo, John Muir, and Darla).
A passionate person who loves to create things, among one of her many creations is a 5’8” blue board quad with handmade fins and a unique resin tint epoxy glass job by Greg Mungall…a beauty she shaped herself out of 100% recycled GreenFoam (pretty cool) for Roxy’s VP of Marketing Danielle Beck.
Kelly spent her childhood years in the likes of San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles which likely plays a key role in her undying affinity for adventure and love of water, because, let’s be real…she was never far from it…traveling to the likes of Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean Islands, Scotland, England, Ireland, Italy, France, and Spain!
It was inevitable that someday she’d find herself shaping boards and being one with nature, something she’s mastered in her now full-time job shaping surfboards! A process that usually takes a couple hours but not without a break in between to give it some ‘fresh eyes’. She always considers “who will be riding it, where…and what the riders expectations are”.