Kelly has over 11 years of public and private accounting experience. Kelly earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Bryant University (former Bryant College), where she majored in accounting and minored in legal studies. She started her career as a junior staff accountant for a mortgage banking company and was quickly promoted to staff accountant and awarded the honor of teammate of the year. Kelly has 5 years of experience in the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) sector, as a Property Accountant for publicly traded Regency Centers, LP and Parkway Properties (formerly Eola Capital). She spent 5 years as an independent financial consultant and bookkeeper, specializing in establishing procedures and protocol for new and small businesses, as well as providing bookkeeping and financial reporting services to her clients. Her clients included a family owned REIT, a public accounting firm, and an independent publishing and storytelling company where she served as their Financial Controller.