Originally from Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Kelli has a B.Sc. in Environmental Earth Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan in which she studied Geography, Soil Science, and Geology from the and while attending university she also studied plants and birds. Kelli holds a dual membership as a Professional Agrologist in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Prior to joining the NIRB in 2009 as a Technical Advisor, Kelli had 8 years environmental consulting experience conducting fieldwork of various disciplines and wrote reports for various projects in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, as well as the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. She has her Supervisory Designation and is currently working to complete a Certificate in Ecological Restoration through the University of Victoria. In 2016 she was promoted to the Manager, Project Monitoring and works hard with other NIRB monitoring officers to develop a strong monitoring program for projects with Project Certificates in Nunavut as well as learning Inuinnaqtun. Outside of the office, Kelli advocates for education and volunteers with the Cambridge Bay Minor Hockey Association and other local organizations who need a hand. Kelli and her family love Nunavut and get out on the nuna as often as they can and fishing, photography, and quadding are always a favorite.