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Kelly Smith is the founder, owner, and webmaster of I Can Fix Up My Home and is a full-time freelance writer, photographer, and webmaster. In addition to running and, he’s the feature writer for the home renovation and repair topic at

Kelly has re-invented himself several times over the years. Following a four year stint in the US Air Force as a munition maintenance specialist, he completed a four-year apprenticeship with the Carpenter’s Union in Miami Florida and spent fourteen years as a journeyman carpenter in Houston, Texas. During the latter part of that career, he attended night school at the University of Houston, finally earning a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

He spent seven years as a software engineer, first working at NASA, and later in the energy and transportation sectors. When the local economy took a downturn following the Enron and Dynegy fiascos, he returned to the trades, and finally to full-time freelance work. You can contact Kelly at Admin.

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