Shelly co-founded a business and creative arts center called Creative Kids. It began by creating neighborhood playgroups and brought music, art, dance, and drama classes into people’s homes. After 3 years of the Mobil playgroup business, she and her partner rented a building in West LA and offered daily classes, camps, and preschool programs.
They also ran a summer camp program for children from 4-12 years old. They partnered with a neighboring gymnastics gym and merged Creative Kids programs together, resulting in a very successful camp program. The curriculum was purchased by Jag Gymnastics in Culver City where they continue to follow the program today.
Shelly has raised two, now adult children, named Henry and Ruby. She lives in Malibu and is an artist.