Kelly attended college at the University of Iowa studying directing and design. In 2001 she became employed at Denver Center Company in the scene shop and at the Seawall Grand Ballroom as a lighting designer/technician for Special Events. She became involved in Platte Valley Players after moving to Brighton. In 2008, she began directing PVP, “Dearly Departed”, “Trip to Bountiful,” “Harvey,” “Dark Deeds at Swan’s Place,” “Our Town,” “Swingtime Canteen,” “Nunsense,” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” She has worked as director and/or choreographer for Performance Now Theatre Company, Aurora Fox, Vintage Theatre, Coal Creek Community Theatre, and Afterthought Theatre Company. Her 2011 production of “The Music Man” which she directed for the Performance Theatre Company was nominated for 7 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards including Best Production of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Music Direction, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Costumes and BestPerformance by a Lead Actress in a Musical. The production won Best Costumes and Kelly brought home the award for Best Choreography. Additionally, Kelly has worked for Barbizon Lighting Company for 10 years providing supplies, service and expertise in theatrical lighting to virtually every theatre and school drama department in Colorado. She regularly presents lighting workshops at local and regional events such as the Colorado Thespians Conference, Alliance for Colorado Theatre, Rocky Mountain Theatre Association, and the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition. Kelly’s passion and expertise in theater has been an asset to Platte Valley Players and she loves producing and presenting high quality theater for the community of Brighton where she makes her home.