Kelly is a licensed physical therapist, earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN in 2018. Kelly completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 2013. Kelly was a four year varsity letter winner on Ohio State's Division I women's ice hockey team and was a two time captain. Kelly was a captain on the Under 18 US Women's National hockey team and won a World Championship in 2008. Kelly now competes on California Strength's Olympic Weightlifting team.

When Kelly is not lifting you can find her eating, hiking and wine tasting.