Meet the Staff

If you have visited the estate and toured the house there is a good chance you have met Kelly Calvert. Kelly has been our tram driver for the last three years and also helps with general maintenance, customer service and security at the estate.

Kelly moved to LaGrange from Churdan, Iowa when his wife Katy was transferred by American Home Shield and we are fortunate to have him as part of our staff. In Iowa, Kelly worked in law enforcement and also spent many years working on a cattle farm.

According to Kelly: “Of all the things I do at the estate, I really enjoy helping someone with physical challenges see more of the garden than they thought was possible. The joy on their face is well worth the small amount of effort on our part.”

Kelly also enjoys meeting guests from all over the United States who come to tour the estate. He is an active member of New Community Church and is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. The next time you are visiting be sure to say hello to Kelly, and if you want to make a close friend, tell him you root for the Iowa Hawkeyes.