Kelly is from Whitehall, PA where she attended Lehigh Carbon Community College for accounting. She moved to Manchester, TN and Niagara Falls, NY. Kelly was employed by the Niagara Falls City Schools, serving in all capacities. She was Secretary I for the Niagara Falls High School Counseling Department where she assisted 9 counselors, 3 assistant principals, and the Chief of Education Administration. She also oversaw the award ceremonies for both the seniors and undergraduates and compiled all information for the graduation ceremony. Promoted to Secretary II, Kelly finished her career at Harry F. Abate Elementary School.

Kelly and her family moved to Orlando August 2022. She is currently the Administrative Assistant III for the University of Central Florida School of Teacher Education.