Helene picked up her first camera at age eleven and fell in love with photography. Her formal education began at Temple University in Philadelphia. O. Helene Kobelnyk spent a lifetime traveling and studying throughout Europe, North America, Mexico and the Caribbean, always with camera in hand. After earning a master of arts degree in mathematics, Helene devoted more than 20 years to public education.
Helene's primary focus is animal welfare and she uses her photography to support the cause of EXTRAORDINARY DOGS INC
. to rescue, retrain and rehome "death row" dogs in high-kill shelters.