Kelley was a competitive gymnast growing up in Alabama and continued competing at the NCAA Division 3 level while attending Wilson College in Pennsylvania. She enjoyed those years and getting to travel most of the Northeastern states.
Kelley graduated in 2005 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Exercise and Sport Science. After college, she returned home and also decided to pursue her judging certification. She is a Nationally Rated Gymnastics Judge and has been judging gymnastics in the Southeast for 15 years.
Kelley was also a cheerleader for Carroll High School in Ozark and cheered her first two years of college on a co-ed squad at Enterprise State Junior College, before heading to Pennsylvania.
Kelley and her husband Kyle purchased Crossfire Cheer Academy (CCA) in July of 2019, added gymnastics to the facility and renamed it Crossfire Gymnastics and Cheer (CGC). It is their goal to provide a welcoming, consistent and caring environment for all of the students and staff.