Kelly was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, but moved to Michigan to attend college in 2008. Kelly completed my bachelor’s degree from Adrian College in Athletic Training in 2012 and immediately entered the field working at various colleges and local high schools within the local community. Kelly completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 from Siena Heights University. In January of 2021, Kelly enrolled at Regent University to complete a Ph.D. In Counseling and Psychological Studies, with a concentration in Human Services and Student Affairs. Kelly ives in Adrian, MI, with her husband, Tom, 3 dogs, and a guinea pig.