Kelli received her B.S. degree in Interpreting from Eastern Kentucky University in 2002 where it has become the leg up for her interpreting career. Kelli obtained her National Certification with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in September 2006. For the last 12 years, Kelli has worked in an array of different settings including working for 4 ½ years as a staff interpreter with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. As of August 2011, she redirected her career interests and became a staff interpreter with the Kentucky Court of Justice where her primary focus is court interpreting. In March 2013, Kelli passed her SC:L written test and plans to pursue the SC:L performance exam in 2015. Also, for the last 4 years, Kelli has worked as a part-time lecturer at the University of Louisville’s American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies Program teaching up and coming interpreters. All the while with focusing on her full-time positions, she still finds opportunities for freelance interpreting work. Theatrical and Performance interpreting has always been her first passion. She devotes every last bit of her available time to theatrical and performance opportunities. She is no stranger to the stage!