Kelly Byers was born in Rhode Island and raised in New Hampshire. After high school, Kelly joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served four years as an Infantry Squad Leader. Following his service, Kelly attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he graduated in 1998 with a B.A. in History. Kelly then worked with The Vanguard Group, earning his series 6 and 63, and assisting clients with financial planning.
However, New England was beckoning him home. In 2001, Kelly moved to Vermont with his wife Sara, a 1986 MCS graduate. Here, Kelly joined the family business, Leonardo’s Pizza, overseeing its growth and management for 18 years. While Kelly remains a co-owner of Leonardo’s, he made a career change in 2021 to his lifelong dream of working in real estate. Kelly is now a Realtor with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty in South Burlington.
Kelly currently lives in Shelburne with Sara and two lovable rescue dogs. Their daughter, Ella, who is both a Mater Christi School and Rice Memorial High School graduate, is currently attending Syracuse University. Kelly also serves on the board of RunVT, and spends his free time running, skiing, and photographing the Vermont landscape.