Shelly is a seasoned entrepreneur and childcare professional. She began her childcare career as a nanny in New York for 4 families, then attained an Associate's Degree and worked in the medical field. Shelly moved to Charlotte, NC in 2002 and returned to her childcare career as an Early Childhood Teacher. She then completed her Early Childhood Credentials, the Early Childhood Administration Credentials, and additional child care courses. In 2004, Shelly opened the Apple Orchard Learning Center and provided exemplary child care for over 12 years. In 2018, Shelly started Love to Nurture Newborn Care Services, which is on track to become the Southeast's premier company for supportive newborn care and new parent education services. As a Certified Newborn Care Specialist, a Certified "Happiest Baby" Sleep Training Educator, a Certified Breastfeeding Consultant, and a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Shelly looks forward to impacting the lives of many families.