Shelly is a native of Florida but has been in Houston for over 10 years. She graduated from Prairie View A & M with a Marketing degree and is a certified event planner. She currently works for a Community Healthcare Center that serves a large part of the LGBTQ+ community. Shelly loves being able to play a key part in linking people in need to resources that improves their health. She joined the Pride Houston Team in 2019, and is currently serving as co-chair for Heritage Gala Scholarship Fundraiser and Production Team Liaison.
Her first Pride was very special, she remembers. Her family was still dealing with accepting her sexual orientation and she felt depressed that a bond was broken. When she went to Pride for the first time, she immediately felt love and acceptance. Shelly knew walking down the street that this was the community that she would be proud to be a part of. Pride helped her to be proud of who she is because LOVE WINS. Therefore, she joined Pride to be a part of the movement and growth. She really loves working with awesome, intelligent, creative people who are equally as passionate about the LGBTQ+ community as she is.