Kelly was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Eastern Senior High School. He realized he has a hardworking and dedicated nature when he was very young, while working a job through his entire high school career. Others also recognized his exemplary work ethic and skills in management, which is how he was recommended for a contract with the Naval Hospital as the Environmental Supervisor. He was thrilled because he knew that the President of the United States would go to that hospital should the need arise; however, he never did have the pleasure of meeting the president. This is how he began his career in healthcare though!
Kelly has held management positions since 1994 and has worked in the healthcare industry since 2003. He has had the opportunity to work for Southern Maryland Hospital, Forestville Health and Rehab, Genesis La Plata, and now at The Charleston Senior Community as the Environmental & Maintenance Director.
“Something I mastered a long time ago is doing more listening than talking, which has taught me a great deal and really helped me to excel in my career. It’s a great skill to have when working with seniors; they love to be heard and I enjoy listening.”
Fun Fact about Kelly: He knows how to get in the kitchen and burn!