Although born in Minnesota, Shelli lived in Missouri, Florida, Texas before she settled in Tennessee and became the Southern girl she is today. She went to college at Trevecca University, took classes at Middle Tennessee University, then married and raised her family in Rutherford County, so considers Tennessee “home”. Shelli never meets a stranger and has loved and served our community for over three decades.
Shelli has two adult children who work in the real estate/property management industry. Mitch Ellis, her son is married to Katie and her daughter, Miah, is married to Blair Willis. In 2020, she was blessed with her first granddaughter who provides much love, joy, and energy to her days out of the office.
Shelli is actively involved in Christian women’s ministry and a community volunteer for women and children involved with recovery, abuse, and homelessness. She brings her passion for people to the workplace and has a unique ability to simplify and explain the difficult insurance decisions that face families today.
Shelli spent most of her career in the orthodontic (dental) field in Smyrna, Murfreesboro and Gallatin. Her experience as a Treatment Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant allowed her the opportunity to educate and assist families/businesses with their healthcare needs. She obtained her health and life insurance license in 2018 and has joined McKnight Advisory Group as a member of our Medicare team.