Growing up, Kelly’s dad, sister, and brothers all loved to hunt, giving the Bismarck native a deep respect for wildlife. “When I interviewed for the HR Coordinator position, it felt like a conversation with family,” she says.

It’s a return to her roots in more than one way. For 15 years, Kelly worked in non-profit management before shifting to a career in human resources. The shift allowed her to give back: She relishes the opportunity to make a difference and help people reach their goals.

She has a Bachelors degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences as well as a SHRM-CP human resources certification.

To unwind, Kelly binge-watches Netflix with her husband and her cat, Mittens, who adopted her 11 years ago. She loves traveling and especially enjoys outdoor adventures like parasailing, hiking, snorkeling, and exploring ancient ruins.

When asked what she couldn’t part with, though, the answer is simple: “Diet Mountain Dew and pizza.”