Kelly is a Veteran of the United States Army. Kelly spent over 20 years in service to her country as an Active Duty Soldier and Department of Defense Civilian working in Social Services in training and educating military members and their families. Using her educational background, Kelly became the General Manager for Green Training USA and owner of Veterans Green Training, which delivers the most effective, accessible, and comprehensive training and certifications for renewable energy and energy efficiency in the industry. Kelly has always been dedicated to service through her many volunteer organizations. She created the Jonathan Caplenas Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to highlight support causes close to her heart. Kelly enjoys traveling and sports, but nothing makes her happier than spending time with her grandchildren.