Shelly chose to work in real-time captioning out of an interest in typing and learning shorthand, and began working for the RCPD in January of 2003. She takes pleasure in listening to the content of the classes she works in, walking the campus between captioning sessions, and interacting with her co-workers. She says, "My job is very rewarding in that I know I make a difference in my students' lives..."
She holds an Associate's degree in Business from Lansing Community College. When she is not working, Shelly enjoys reading, exercising, scrapbooking, watching television, and spending time with family and friends.