After graduating from Champlain College, Kelly joined Mount Snow, VT in 1985 and was named Mount Snow general manager in 2005. She has 30 years of experience at Mount Snow and held a variety duties, including vice president of marketing and sales and vice president of resort operations. Kelly served on the Vermont Ski Area Association board where she was chair until 2017. She also served on the Vermont Chamber of Commerce board, the Dover Planning Commission and Dover Development Review board. In November of 2017 Kelly accepted a position at National Ski Areas Association as the president/CEO and relocated to Colorado with her husband, Dan.