Kelly brings to MRAC a rich background in arts administration, having worked in various capacities at the Weisman Art Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Midway Contemporary Art. She holds a master’s degree in arts administration from St. Mary’s University and a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Minnesota. Kelly has served as an MRAC panelist on several occasions and is a long-time participant in the arts.
In addition to her love of the arts, she is a passionate sports fan. Kelly also sits on the board for Roseville Area Fastpitch and is a softball coach.