Born and raised in Washington State, Kelly attended college at Eastern Washington University to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in education emphasizing reading and mathematics. From there, she went to Gonzaga University to earn her Master’s Degree in curriculum and administration. She spent 28 years teaching students in all grades ranging from kindergarten through senior year. As a teacher, she developed a fascination with technology and its ability to enhance nearly every situation both in education and in her personal life. This led her colleagues to develop these skills and put them to use, enhancing student education.
In 2002, she moved to Florida and experienced the sunshine, beaches, and hurricanes for 18 years. In 2020, she uprooted and relocated to Ennis, Montana for a change of pace and a foray into the field of business as the Office Manager of Fay Ranches’ headquarters in Bozeman. She brings a plethora of skills to the position gained through many years in the educational field.
Her hobbies include painting, crafting, reading, gardening, exploring the latest technology, fishing, and learning long-range shooting alongside her husband.