Kelly “Nerdzilla” Mendenhall is a recovering nonprofit professional living in Middle Tennessee. A Southeast Michigan native, Kelly received her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University, determined to change the world for the better by working in the nonprofit sector.

Kelly relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2013 in pursuit of life, liberty, and gainful employment. In 2017, Kelly became suddenly medically disabled and unable to work outside the home.

Kelly is a Spoonie, Author, Podcast Co-Host, Entrepreneur, and Self-Care Advocate living with chronic pain and invisible illness(es.) Her mission is to show the world that a medical diagnosis/diagnoses do not have to mark the end of one’s story.

Kelly is freelance journalist with Blasting News US, runs the blog Nerdzilla Lives!, is an independent skincare consultant with Rodan + Fields, and author of Skin in the Game: The Stories My Tattoos Tell, released on June 1, 2019.