Shelby began dancing at age three in rural West Virginia as part of the Augusta Youth Ballet Company directed by Nina Scatteregia. She was awarded a scholarship to Point Park University’s summer dance intensive in 2007 and performed with both dance and musical theater ensembles as West Virginia Wesleyan College. Shelby continued to take classes and perform through her time at West Virginia University where she graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. After moving to Bakersfield to work for Chevron, she began running and sat on the board of Team IBProFUN for 3 years. Shelby now lives in Pittsburgh, PA and is a passionate advocate for the arts.