Kelly's love of handbells began at age 10 when she joined the bell choir at her church, Main Street United Methodist Church in Nashua, NH. She was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to continue playing bells with the Smith College Chapel Handbell Choir in Northampton, MA. She graduated from Smith College in May, 2011 with a BA in Music and in January 2015 became the conductor of the church bell choir that she learned to ring in. Kelly is also an avid singer, flautist, and pianist, as well as a substitute conductor for her church's vocal choir. She currently lives in Milford, NH with her husband Matt, son Malcolm, and dog Sue Baby.