Kelly has been married to Austin Mixemong for 25 years, and they are happily sharing their life with their daughter, Bailey. Learning how to be a mother under Bailey's capable tutelage has been the most powerful experience of her life.
One of Kelly's areas of interest is the recruitment, employment and retention of Indigenous persons working in non-Indigenous organizations. Having been employed in a human resources capacity for a decade, Kelly had opportunity to identify first hand the challenges faced by Indigenous employees and non-Indigenous management. She addressed these challenges through the development of tools and resources that effectively harmonized working relationships and enhanced employer/employee relationships. One such resource that she developed was the “Wellness and Work, Employment Assistance Programming in Canada” article, published by Canadian Scholars’ Press.