Originally from Oklahoma, Kelsey has been in the performing arts since a young age. After dancing competitively and earning several regional awards and scholarships growing up, she studied dance performance and management at Oklahoma City University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Biomedical Science Degree. While at OCU, she was a proud member of the American Spirit Dance Company and performed in the Oklahoma Centennial Celebration and several other shows across the state.
In 2008, Kelsey competed in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant, winning a swimsuit preliminary award, rookie of the year award, and the title of Miss Oklahoma. As Miss Oklahoma, Kelsey gave over 500 motivational speeches to students across the state and went on to compete in the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas. She was featured on the TLC reality series called “Countdown to the Crown” and worked alongside Mario Lopez, Gretchen Carlson, Clinton Kelly, Susan Powell, and even made an appearance on the Ellen show. Kelsey still volunteers with the Miss Oklahoma Organization and enjoys judging and emceeing local and state pageants. In addition to teaching at Theatre Arts, she is currently a model and actor at the Linda Layman Agency and has been featured in numerous local and national TV commercials and films.