Dr. Kelly Harness was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She grew up playing soccer and snowboarding in the many mountains in British Columbia. After her graduation from high school she was awarded an athletic scholarship in soccer and went to Oklahoma State University and then University of Wyoming where she graduated with a business degree.
Furthering her education by completing her MBA at Oregon State University, Dr. Harness was awarded honors and inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society. While attending OSU, she was the Assistant Director of Football Operations and Executive Assistant to Head Coach Mike Riley. It was at this time that she developed her passion for dentistry.
Dr. Harness attended Oregon State Health Sciences School of Dentistry in Portland, OR. While in dental school, she did volunteer dentistry for the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis and Medical Teams International. She was also part