Born and raised in Gwinnett County, Shelly is proud to say that she has been an avid user of the Gwinnett County Public Library for MANY years. She graduated with honors from Collins Hill High School, and only left Gwinnett briefly to attend The University of Georgia, where she obtained her BBA in International Business with a concentration in Marketing. Upon graduation, she returned to Gwinnett, where she continued her education at the UGA Gwinnett satellite campus, earning her Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a gifted consultative sales professional with a contagious personality and proven business development acumen. She successfully sold residential real estate for nearly 10 years before entering into the corporate world, but has also been actively involved in the community and local non-profit organizations throughout her adult life. Shelly now resides in Dacula with her husband and three adorable children.