Shelley graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Commerce and the University of New Brunswick with a Juris Doctor. She articled in Toronto with Leo J. Dillon, a specialist in the area of Workplace Safety and Insurance. Shelley is a past member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 2015. Since being called, Shelley has built a practice in personal injury, family law, and civil litigation. Shelley has appeared in both Provincial and Supreme Court.
Shelley is originally from the Ottawa area but has returned with her husband to settle in Newfoundland and Labrador. Outside of work, Shelley enjoys photography, painting and getting to know the East Coast Trail.