Kelly attended nursing school at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, Massachusetts where she received her Associate Degree in Nursing. She started her nursing career at a community hospital in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Kelly completed her Master's Degree in Nursing Management and Leadership with Walden University. In 2008, she came to Anne Arundel Medical Center to work as a nurse on the General Surgical Unit.
In 2013, she underwent the gastric sleeve procedure and became passionate about helping other bariatric patients start their journey to success.<< Take me home