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. After graduating from college, Kelly moved to Sun Valley and started a family.

As an avid skier she spent the past 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.

Personal life changes encouraged her to follow her dreams of spending her days supporting and improving the lives of animals – which led Kelly to become the Programs Director at Mountain Humane!
Kelly enjoys spending time with her daughter – together they have 4 horses (Tye, Ringo, Kantos and Rio), 1 dog (Zoe), and 2 cats, Waldo & Willa.