Kelly manages the Next Step Fund and the Arts Learning grant programs.
Kelly has 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 an enthusiastic sports fan. Kelly also sits on the board for Roseville Area Fastpitch and is a softball coach.