Kelly was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated in 1993 from Rhode Island College with a BA in Economics and Business Management. She spent years of her childhood visiting and recreating in Sun Valley as her parents had a second home here, she eventually moved to the valley in 1993 and started a family.

As an avid skier, she spent  20+ years working for the Sun Valley Resort as their Head Buyer/Retail Director. Buying for the Brass Ranch Stores allowed Kelly to travel all over the world and allowed her to experience many different cultures.

In 2016, personal life changes encouraged her to follow her dreams of spending her days supporting and improving the lives of animals – which led Kelly to Mountain Humane.  She has had the privilege of working in several leadership roles since joining the organization, including Programs Director, Marketing Director, and now Senior Director of Shelter Operations and Outreach.

Kelly enjoys spending time with her grown daughter – together they have 2 horses (Ringo and Mellow), 1 miniature horse (Reba)1 dog (Bruno), and 2 cats, Willa & Walter.