Kelly graduated from Purdue University with a BS in psychology and minor in child development. She began working in early childhood education in 2011. Kelly has prior classroom experience as well as management experience within an early childhood setting. Her previous role before starting at The Center for Young Child was as the Director of another childcare center. Kelly has always been passionate about working with children. In college, Kelly studied abroad in Costa Rica where she researched the educational system and early childhood programs of the country. During her time in Costa Rica, she spent time at Earth University and visited an orphanage and several schools located within small farming communities. Kelly developed a self-guided research project to better understand the challenges faced within the educational systems.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and two Labradors. She and her husband also enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and kayaking as well as traveling. Kelly is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was born and raised a Steeler fan. After making a handful of moves, her family settled in Carmel, Indiana where she attended elementary, middle and high school. Kelly, her husband and their two dogs now call Fishers home.