Shelly is a 1984 graduate of Winchester High School. Before joining Tarter Realty as an office assistant, she worked at Old National Bank opening accounts and loans. In 1991, she married her husband, Jeff, and moved to Portland. Her daughter, Savanah, and son, Chandler, both attend college. She is a past board member and secretary of Jay County Patriot Band-Boosters. Shelly enjoys spending time with family and shopping.