Kelli Lester grew up in Sulphur Lick, Kentucky a small community in South Central Kentucky. After graduating from Monroe County High School, Kelli pursued her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Western Kentucky University graduating magna cum laude. While at WKU, she was a member of the mock trial team. She then attended the University of Kentucky School of Law where she was a member of the trial advocacy team receiving awards for her advocacy. During law school, she served as an editor for the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law. She then returned to Bowing Green where she has practiced since being admitted to the Kentucky Bar.
Mr. Lester is married to Chase Lester and they have one daughter, Lane Reagan.