Curious, creative, and collaborative, Kelly is focused on supporting Montana’s students as they prepare for their futures and pursue their aspirations. In her role as Executive Director of Reach Higher Montana, she leads a talented team of student advocates whose mission is to help students strategically pursue educational opportunities. Kelly has served in her current position since 2004 and previously served in several capacities for the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. Kelly earned her M.A. in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and a B.L.S. in Administration and Communication from the University of Montana – Western. She currently serves on the boards of directors for Leadership Montana, the Montana Council for Economic Education, and the Rotary Club of Helena.