Kelly was elected to the Phantom Regiment Board of Directors in July 2017. She has been an active volunteer and board member of the Phantom Regiment Alumni Association since 2013.
She is a Senior Manager for Beasley Media Group and has spent the past 25 years working in media sales and management, primarily radio, in her home state of Michigan. After aging out of Phantom Regiment in 1985, she began her media career in Rockford, Ill., working alongside fellow Phantom Regiment board member John Baumgartner at Cablevision Systems. She also serves as an auxiliary judge for the Scholastic Marching Band Association of Michigan and has judged every fall for more than 20 years.
She marched in the Coachmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Grand Rapids, Mich., starting at age 11 before marching with Phantom Regiment in 1982-1985, including the 1983 winter guard. She was part of the Phantom Regiment color guard staff in 1986-1987.
Kelly lives in Grand Haven, Mich., with her family. She has three adult children: Colin, Delaney and Kieffer.