Born and raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Kelly moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. She graduated with a degree in Biology/Zoology and had planned to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. While an undergrad at OSU she started working for a local property management company that rented houses and apartments to OSU students, and fell in love with the industry. Wanting to still find a way to help animals, she decided to go to school evenings and weekends and obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician license, a license she maintains to this day. Active in the local animal rescue community, she has used her RVT license to help foster many dogs and puppies in need of medical assistance.

After years in property management, Kelly decided it was time to pursue her own goals of owning investment property and obtained her Ohio real estate license. Over the last few years she has flourished in residential real estate and has helped friends, family and clients buy and sell their own homes.  Thanks to her volunteer work in animal rescue, she is also uniquely qualified to find homes that work for the entire family- human and furry. Many home buyers may not realize that some cities restrict the number of companion animals you can have, some may restrict the breed of dogs allowed, home and condo associations may have rules on the type/height of fence, breed restrictions etc. These unique skills have earned her the nickname “Rescue Realtor” in her Columbus, Ohio community.

Kelly lives with her husband Eric and their 3 furkids. When not working, she enjoys traveling to new places, volunteering with animals, and landscape and wildlife photography.

A furry friend we encountered in Katmai, Alaska in June 2018.