Kelly is a west Texas native, being born and raised in Midland, TX. Kelly received her BBA with a double major in Energy Management and Finance from the University of Oklahoma. She plans to graduate with her MBA from Texas Tech University in August 2014. Kelly began her career in the Oil & Gas Industry with a summer internship with Finley Resources, Inc. in 2007, and a summer internship with ConocoPhillips Company in 2008. She returned to Midland full-time with ConocoPhillips Company in 2009 where she had the opportunity to work on multiple asset teams including Anadarko Basin/ Oklahoma, Bakken /North Dakota, and Niobrara/Colorado. In 2013, Kelly joined Cimarex Energy Co. as a Permian Exploration Landman, primarily working Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in Texas & New Mexico. Kelly is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, Permian Basin Landmen’s Association, and the Junior League of Midland. In January 2014 she married Harrison Reese, and they have a Weimaraner named Gus & a Boykin Spaniel named Pepper.