Kelly was born in Pensacola, FL, but spent most of her years growing up in Vancouver, WA. After moving to South Carolina in 2016, she frequently is reassigned to different parts of the country due to her primary job as a sign language interpreter.
Kelly started running in 2016 as a way to lose weight and became more involved after moving to South Carolina and getting involved with a big social running community.
Since starting as a runner, Kelly has worked with group coaches through running stores before moving on to working with a private coach. She has completed numerous 5K’s, a handful of 10 and 15K’s, as well as several 1/2 marathons. Kelly completed her first full marathon this March. She is also part of a 365 day run streak challenge for 2018.