Single mom’s dream tripped up by volcano, Marin County housing costs

After singing her way through Drake High School in San Anselmo and making it through several elimination rounds on “American Idol,” Kelli Peterson moved to Hawaii to record and perform her own style of soul-reggae under the stage name Kelli Love.
She built a $15,000 studio behind her rented home in the town of Puna, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and was working on her third album when the volcano on the island erupted on May 3. When the evacuation order came, Peterson fled with her two young boys, two guitars, a ukulele and some recording gear but had to leave behind her keyboard and piano and amplifiers. They each packed a small suitcase but left behind all the furniture, art and possessions.
Source: Local News