Lisa Kelly has successfully proved her capability as a truck driver, which is considered men’s job.
She became famous after appearing in History channel reality show, Ice Road Truckers.
She was born on December 8, 1980, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and grew up on a mini farm in Sterling, Alaska.
She returned to Grand Rapids to enroll at Cornerstone University but dropped out after a semester.
Afterward, she drove a school bus and also worked at gas stations and pizza company.
A motorcycle enthusiast from a young age, she is also a rider and freestyle motocross champion.
And when it came to choosing a long-term career, Lisa thought of being a truck driver, which she found fascinating.
She later got a job as a truck driver at Carlile Transportation, an Alaskan haulage company.
In 2009, she joined the cast of ‘Ice Road Truckers’ in season 3 as the only woman and subsequently took part in season 4 and 5.
She didn’t show up in season 6 to take a year off. However, she returned to the show the following season.
During the season 9, she and her co-star, Darrell Ward, co-founded a company and started working there.
Darrell was tragically killed in a plane crash after season 10. She continued to run the company in the season 11.
She also trucked in the Himalayas of India as a part of season 1 of ‘IRT: Deadliest Roads’ along with Rick Yemm and Alex Debogorski.
She along with her fellow drivers drove in Bolivia and Peru in a later season of the spin-off series.
An animal lover, Lisa and her husband, Traves Kelly (married since 2008) co-own a miniature horse, Rocky, and a cat, Tanzi.
Hauling oversized loads in the treacherous and icy roads for years, she has managed to amass a net worth of approx. $500 thousand.