Kelly grew up in Deer River, Minnesota on a farm. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Waseca in 1987. Kelly worked for 10 years at a 24 hour animal hospital in Houston, Texas. In 1997, Kelly moved home and started working at North Country. Kelly enjoys helping clients with their pets and watching them grow from year to year. She enjoys time with her family and friends, kayaking, 4-wheeling, camping and fishing.