Kelly has over 30 years of experience in non-profit management, education and applied behavior analysis. Kelly began working with adolescents in 2007 as a middle and high school teacher after obtaining her first masters degree in English/Rhetoric, Composition and Linguistics. She moved into special education in 2012 as an inclusion teacher and then left the classroom to become an RBT and then a BCaBA in 2017. She has a second masters in Exceptional Education and Applied Behavior Analysis and has been a BCBA since 2018. Kelly has completed graduate coursework in business management and has a professional certificate in Organizational Behavior Management (OBM). She is certified in PEERS® (Program for Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, UCLA), Grief Counseling (Rainbows for all Children), has a Florida Professional Educator License (English 6-12) and is certified as a Professional Crisis Management (PCM) instructor.

Kelly lives in Atlantic Beach and has two children, one teenager living at home and one young adult attending college. Her passions are special education advocacy, social skills instruction, reading and music.