Kelly grew up in Rockford, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, and is a diehard Cubs fan. She studied education at Northern Illinois University and went on to pursue her paralegal certification. After 13 years working within a law firm in the Portland area, Kelly decided she wanted a change and Charter School Capital gained a new team member. She enjoys her co-workers and has fun with the office’s downtown location. Kelly enjoys baking and reading, but spends most of her “downtime” managing her family’s busy schedule of sports and school activities.