Kelly grew up in Boulder and is a Boulder High graduate. She is a VP and Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch here in Boulder where she has been employed since 2012. Previously she worked as an events planner and publicist in Boulder and Southern California. She is active in a number of local non-profits, including the CU Women’s Council, Fairview Women’s Golf Coach and Chi Omega Sorority advisor where she has successfully raised funds. She and her partner reside in Boulder.