Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Kelli went to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to study kinesiology so that she could pursue becoming a physical therapist. After graduating she enrolled in Chapman University in old town orange where she completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and where she met her husband studying in a coffee shop.
After completing her doctoral degree, Kelli and her husband moved to Scotland where she worked as a physiotherapist for 4 years. Alongside of her clinical work, Kelli was a full-time lecturer of anatomy at the Robert Gordon University. In her time there she was able to share her love of learning with future PTs.
Kelli enjoys running, drinking coffee, and exploring the beauty of Southern California. As a part of her rest, Kelli practices yoga and writes hand written letters to friends local and overseas.