Kelli is the cofounder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She is the past president of the San Diego branch of the International Dyslexia Association, as well as a board member of the Southern California Library Literacy Network. Kelli is trained in Orton-Gillingham and is a certified special education advocate. She is the coproducer of Dyslexia for a Day and a popular blogger and speaker about all things dyslexia. Kelli has presented at numerous conferences as well as provided professional development for K–12 teachers. She received her doctorate in literacy with a specialization in reading and dyslexia from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego.