Jonathan David Kelly, better known as Jon Kel, is a South Florida actor, writer, and creative director. His artistic journey began as a child, winning essay and poetry contests in grade school. Inspired by his father who was also a poet, he connected with this genre of writing for its healing properties, after journaling turned into therapy. It became the healthy, creative outlet he needed to deal with life’s struggles. Writing about subjects most youth are too young to process, like domestic violence and drug abuse, creative expression was his first choice for coping with the pain.