Kelly graduated with her B.A. in Fine Arts from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. She enjoys painting large scale, and her intaglio prints have been recognized via a juried printmaking show at Denver’s Core New Art Space. In 2016, Kelly took a leap of faith and left Rocky Mountain Human Services, an organization in which she had passionately dedicated almost 9 years of her life working with adults with developmental disabilities. She now combines her two loves of art and a community of children and adults who are differently abled by teaching at Art Garage through the ARK program.