Shelley is a former teacher and school principal and has a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership as well as undergraduate degrees in the Arts and Communication. In her younger years, Shelley was a model and actress. She entered numerous pageants and won many titles including Miss Oregon USA. Shelley has taught film acting, auditioning techniques, pageant preparation, modeling, and theater arts for over 30 years, earning her the prestigious "National Talent Coach of the Year" award from the World Talent and Modeling Association. Shelley has a wonderful husband and two beautiful teenage daughters. Currently, she manages her oldest daughter’s music career and accompanies her on her international rock concert tours. Her hobbies include traveling, entering sweepstakes, reality show auditions, keeping up with technology, being with her five dogs and one cat, and searching the web for new ideas.