Born and raised in South Carolina, Kelley pursued a BS in Business Management and a minor in Music Education and a Master of Ministry degree at Southern Wesleyan University. A contestant in the Miss South Carolina pageant, Kelley was chosen to perform in the Miss South Carolina Road Show Troupe, a select group of entertainers, which gave her an invaluable opportunity to hone her performance skills. Those skills have been put to excellent use since then, as she has performed all over Europe and the United States, recorded vocals on numerous albums, sung with Steve March Torme, performed back-up for Barry Manilow, and has recorded extensively with husband Doug Norwine. Kelley has held the position of Musical Director or Worship Leader at a number of large churches in South Carolina, Los Angeles and Dallas over the last 20 years.

While in Los Angeles, Kelley was active in theatre and won the roles of Ado Annie in Oklahoma and Truvy in Steel Magnolias as well as various roles around  the LA theatre district. A huge sports fan, Kelley was most excited to be selected to sing The National Anthem prior to the Los Angeles Kings Hockey game and other sporting events around the Los Angeles area.

Professionally, Kelley was Regional Manager & Director of Training at Bank of Travelers Rest in South Carolina. She honed her Customer Service skills by working in virtually every position available, including Teller and New Accounts Officer before being named Regional Manager.  
Relocating to Los Angeles, Kelley became the Regional Manager and Client Services Director for NAS-McCann WorldGroup, an Advertising & Communications Agency with national and international offices where she was responsible for running one of the largest offices in the country. During her years with NAS Kelley was the recipient of numerous awards including Regional Manager of the Year and the NAS Courage and Dedication award.  

In 2005 and Kelley became Director of Client Development for Heritage Auction Galleries where she worked with senior management to investigate, address and resolve higher customer service issues. In January 2006 Kelley was promoted to Vice President of Marketing and in 2007, Vice President Media and Client Relations.

As athletic as she is musically talented, Kelley (an avowed tomboy) played fast-pitch softball on her college team, and still enjoys softball, basketball and golf. A cancer survivor, Kelley is an often-requested motivational speaker for the American Cancer Society. In her spare time, she writes music, sings, and plays the piano and can be seen performing around the upstate.

In 2009, Doug and Kelley made the decision to move back to the upstate. She is currently working at Anderson University as the Graduate Coordinator. She and Doug live in Easley with their three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Max, Lillie and KayDee, and Maine Coon cat, Dexter Gordon.