Kelly was born and raised in St Paul, MN. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She had a long career as a surgical technologist and surgical first assistant before deciding to pursue her master’s degree. Kelly earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Pacific University in Hillsboro, OR. She worked in Transplant medicine and Orthopedics prior to joining AARA in 2023. After a lifetime in cold climates, Kelly is loving the sun and heat of AZ and can be found outside, golfing and hiking year round.
AARA Locations: Paradise Valley and Mesa, Arizona