Kelli was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. She attended South Suburban College near Chicago from 2014-2016, playing softball and becoming the team captain, setting an example for attitude and positivity through leadership. Kelli then transferred to Indiana University South Bend, completing her Bachelor’s in 2018. Upon graduation, Kelli relocated to Oklahoma City looking for a larger metropolitan area to establish her roots and career. She spends time working for the Oklahoma City Thunder and participating in community sports programs.
Kelli joined Black Mamba May of 2020.