Kelli received an associate of science degree in dental hygiene from Argosy University in 2007. She chose to continue her education and received her bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene from Minnesota State Mankato in 2010.
She chose dental hygiene because of her interest in health and science. As a child she sustained a dental injury. She spent many hours in the dental chair which further grew her interest in dentistry. Her favorite part of dental hygiene is getting to know her patients and their connections to the community.
She grew up in Lester Prairie and now resides with her husband and two kids in Howard Lake. She is grateful to live close to her family and to raise her kids with small town values.
Her favorite hobby is fitness training. She enjoys running, mountain biking, yoga, and CrossFit. She is a certified yoga and CrossFit instructor. Her greatest accomplishment is running a marathon in under 4 hours with very little training. She attributes this accomplishment to beginners’ luck and a little bit of mental fortitude.