Kelly is a vocational evaluator and rehabilitation counselor with Career Directions Northwest and has been providing services in the private sector since 2010. She has been a member of the OARP Board since 2012. Kelly holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from George Fox University,
and she has completed supplemental coursework in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Portland State University. Additionally, she is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), a Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), a vocational expert providing testimony for the US Social Security Administration and is bilingual serving the Spanish speaking community.