J.J. Kelley is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, producer, director and explorer focusing on issues of conservation and wildlife crime. His documentaries have been featured on the cover of National Geographic Magazine three times and he has served as a producer and correspondent for National Geographic’s “Explorer” series, where he led countless expeditions. An avid adventurer, Kelley is an Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker, has paddled from Alaska to Seattle in a homemade kayak, biked the length of Alaska to the Arctic Ocean and journeyed the full length of India’s Ganges River. A fellow at the Explorers Club, Kelley’s travels have instilled a sense of protecting the planet, and he brings a unique mix of humor and grit to subjects he investigates. Kelley was awarded the Conservation Achievement for Media and Film Award from TUSK, Best Conservation Film at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and Best Short Film at the Blue Ocean Film Festival. Kelley’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Outside, National Geographic Channel, NOVA, Discovery Channels, PBS and more. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.