Originally from Fremont, Nebraska, Kelly graduated in 1998 from The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She served as volunteer Music Director at KNOM from 1998-2000. In 2002, she returned to KNOM and is now the station's Program Director, overseeing all non-news programming.
Kelly enjoys volunteering for a variety of events and organizations in Nome. "Volunteering is one of the major key components in my life. For me serving others is inspiring, humbling, and fulfilling," she says.
Kelly loves to travel and enjoys "creative ideas and witty, hilarious people." In her spare time she participates in community sports, practices yoga, paints, writes, sings and enjoys exploring the Last Frontier with her friends and family.