BBA in Finance from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Kelley is active in the community, serving as chairman of the Angelina County Relay for Life for two years, and she served two years on the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s committee. She served on multiple boards, committees and booster clubs as her children progressed through public school. She was also the Secretary of the Angelina County Texas A&M Mothers Club while her daughter, Julianne, was a student at Texas A&M. Kelley also worked part time as the bookkeeper/secretary for the Lufkin Host Lions Club for 12 years while her children were in school.
Kelley and her husband, Jimmy, who is a partner at Axley and Rode CPAs, have been married for 30 years and have two children, Julianne and Parker.
Kelley is an active member at Lufkin’s First Baptist Church. She enjoys time at the lake and her newest hobby is kayaking. She also enjoys visiting her children – Julianne in Houston and Parker at Mississippi Sate.