A native of Southern California, Kelly returned to our sunny state after a nine-year stay in Massachusetts where she studied athletic training at Northeastern University in Boston. At NU, she honed her skills through cooperative and clinical education rotations in diverse environments, including Brandeis University and Harvard. She was also able to return home briefly during her senior year to work at USC for final cooperative rotation.
After earning her B.S. in 2001, she joined the staff at Marlboro High School as the head athletic trainer. In her four years there, nearly all of the teams made it into the playoffs, where Kelly was able to help four of them take five state titles including back-to-back girls' volleyball titles and the coveted boys' ice hockey title. She filled the summers of 2002 and 2003 by working at the Carl Adams World Class Wrestling Asics Institute. This dynamic program was home to over 800 student-athletes. All of the athletes, including coaches and college counselors, were highly competitive and talented wrestlers.
During the spring of 2004, Kelly was sought out by the Boston Panthers semi-pro football team. She joined the staff of this Eastern Football League (EFL) team where her sound skills and quick wit helped her gain the players' trust and respect. In October 2004, she assisted the Panthers in advancing to the EFL semi-finals. Her return in 2005 was met with as much enthusiasm as her recent departure was met with disappointment.
In her spare time she enjoys taking in movies and concerts, hiking, swimming, and dancing till she drops at her friend's dance studio in Thousand Oaks.