Kelli was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and grew up in Banner County. Growing up she enjoyed playing summer league softball and once Kelli moved to Scottsbluff she joined a Co-Ed league. After graduating high school in 2004, Kelli moved to Scottsbluff where she studied nursing at WNCC. After college she worked at Walgreen's as a Senior Pharmacy Technician for 7 years. Kelli has one son, Connor, and also has a niece, Natasha. She has a soft spot for animals, and loves reading books, playing video games, and spending as much time with family and friends, especially her niece Tasha and Connor.