Kelly has over 14 years experience in the animal welfare field. Kelly has worked as an Animal Control Officer for City of Cedar Park, City of Pflugerville and City of Georgetown, as a Veterinary Technician for Pflugerville Animal Hospital, as a Kennel Manager for Humane Society of Williamson County (ironically enough, so did Tabitha!), and as a Public Health and Prevention Specialist for Texas Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Program.
She has experience in giving lectures for multiple organizations including Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Zoonosis program, Williamson County Probation Office, the Georgetown Police Department and at the the Intertel and Mensa Regional Conferences. She built contacts throughout the State of Texas while working for DSHS and has been called upon by DSHS to teach "Capture and Restraint" for the Basic Animal Control Officer certification course as a guest instructor.
Kelly received a Teamwork award from Georgetown Police Chief in 2013 for her
extreme effort in rescuing a dog suffering from heat stress and for the development
of an emergency first aid heat stress response kit designed for animals for Animal Control Officers to carry in their vehicles. Throughout her 6 years with Georgetown Animal Services, she was awarded several Teamwork awards from the Georgetown Police Chief as well as was named Police Civilian Employee of the Year in 2014.
She is a member of Pflugerville Police Association, Pflugerville Community
Emergency Response Team, and Citizens on Patrol. While working for
DSHS, she was a member of the Region 7 Central Texas Wildfire Response Team
in response to the Bastrop County Complex wildfire of 2011. Kelly was the Chairperson for the Georgetown Animal Shelter Advisory Board from 2014-2018.
Currently Kelly lives in Pflugerville, TX with her husband (a local police officer), daughter, their 2 dogs and 1 crazy cat. When she isn't teaching or wrangling animals she can be found in West Texas hiking, hunting, and working her on GSD's tracking skills on a family ranch.