Kelly was born and raised in Westminster, CO and is the oldest of four children. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology and a certificate in Neuroscience. While at CU-Boulder, she was a member of Alpha Omega Honor Society.
After graduating with her undergraduate degree, she worked as a medical assistant in a dermatology office for one year prior to beginning her three year training at the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant program at the University of Colorado. She graduated in May 2016 and then began her career at Boyle Family Dermatology.
Kelly is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Kelly was recently married to JJ Pavelich. In her free time she enjoys Irish Step Dancing, skiing, playing soccer, and spending time with family and friends.