Kelly was born in Houston, Texas, but as an “Army Brat” lived throughout the US and in Germany. Texas has been her permanent home since she attended Sam Houston State University, and received a degree in Elementary Education. She spent the next 15 years as a Cypress-Fairbanks ISD elementary school teacher. In 2002 Kelly joined her husband Bryan in the playground business. Since then Kelly has been assisting, educating, and guiding Total Recreation's customers through the playground planning process. Kelly’s background in education, combined with 19 years in the playground business, make her uniquely qualified to serve as an exceptional resource to provide park and playground consultation.