Kelly is the Lead Speech Language Pathologist for the Cumberland road clinic. She has worked for Therapy Playground since June of 2012. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science from Washington State University and a Master of Education degree from North Carolina Central University. She holds a Certificate of Clinician Competence and is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. Kelly has a love for treating children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and other speech sound disorders.

Kelly was born and raised in Washington State but now calls North Carolina home after moving numerous times as her husband served 20 years in the US Army. Kelly and her husband have two grown children who they spend as much time as possible with. Her daughter is attending NC State University and her son is a US Marine. In her spare time Kelly enjoys baking and decorating cakes, watching movies with her family and trying to improve her black thumb for gardening into a green thumb.


Kelly has recently attended the following conferences:

“The Leo M. Croghan Conference is a conference for parents and professionals concerned with the care and development of young children. It seeks to provide professionals and parents with opportunities to learn new techniques, theories and practices from leaders in the field of early intervention for young children at risk for or with developmental delays or disabilities and to associate with others who are committed to learning about the early intervention field. The Leo M. Croghan Memorial Foundation, which sponsors the conference, aims to present information that is evidence-based or informed and that recognizes the importance of early intervention, family-centered service delivery, and collaboration between parents and professionals.”