Kelly grew up in Escondido, CA and lived there until she moved to Dallas in 2019, where she ultimately went to treatment for her alcoholism at Nexus Recovery Center. Immediately after her discharge, she was instructed to go to The Magdalen House to volunteer during her free time. There, Kelly found a safe space to reintegrate into the community and develop her passion for helping others. She is excited to have this opportunity to use her experience as a former volunteer at Maggie’s. She is honored to work for an organization that does so much for individuals with alcoholism.

Kelly grew up camping with her family and rediscovered her passion for it in sobriety. She loves backpacking and finds joy in a challenging hike. Her dream is to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.