Shelly was born in Albany, Georgia and was raised in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee after graduation and lived there for 25 years. Before settling in Southwest Florida, she traveled through Europe and Germany as well as South America and the Caribbean.
Shelly has managed her own entertainment business for more than 25 years. Her office and managerial experience, compassion for people, and enormous love of animals, brought Shelly to Specialized Veterinary Services. She manages the Client Services department and can always be found around SVS with a friendly smile on her face!
In addition to working at SVS, managing her own business, Shelly is the president and co-founder of Franklin Family Pride, Inc, a small rescue efforts outreach non-profit organization that specializes in Feral Cat TNR. (Trap, Neuter, Return). Aside from business, Shelly and her husband care for a large number of “special needs” animals that they call their own.