Kelly is a daughter of a Navy (Vietnam) Veteran & Division X Coast Guard Auxiliary current member, grandchild of US Army (WWII, Korea, Vietnam) and Army Air Corp (WWII) Veterans, niece of a US Marine (Vietnam) Veteran & US Navy (WWII) Veteran, and cousins to numerous US Air Force, US Navy and US Army Veterans (Desert Storm, OIF, OEF). She grew up in a military family and understood the declaration of service. She had a natural attraction to want to give back to the military culture out of respect for her family values.
The last 4 years of working with military, Kelly has had the privilege to hear their struggles, share in the sorrow of their traumas and work closely with fighting their addictions. While being in the trenches of their traumas, she has also personally experienced the sharp pain of military suicides. This spark to serve them has ignited a flame and intense passion to continue to focus on serving military, first responders and their families to the best of her ability.