Kelly owned and operated her own professional equestrian business, Royal Arabians, for 15 years up until 2006 when she left the horse world professionally to finish raising her two sons. Since then, she has been a preschool teacher, vet tech, and, for the last 9 years, worked at 21st Century Rehab as a patient representative. She really enjoys greeting the patients and making them feel at home when they come to therapy. Her hobbies include amateur photography, reading, spending time with her family and, of course, going down a trail in the woods on her horse and dog, gallivanting along. She lives in Grimes with her husband and is a member of the Iowa Draft Horse association.