Kelly Hohman is a 1994 Graduate of Sonoma State University, with a B. A. in Psychology. She also completed post-graduate work at the University of Oregon and Marquette University. She spent 20 years working in acute care inpatient  psychiatric facilities in several states. She met Orgyen Kusum Lingpa in 1994, and has been a lazy student of the dharma since 1989. Interspersed with her mental health work, she also has been active in a number of music and film productions, and is an avid equestrian. To fulfill a commitment she made to Lamasang, since 2018 she has been developing a 35 acre property in Colorado for a Vajrakilaya center (Purba Ling) that is the home of a Gesar of Ling festival.