Erin is the oldest daughter of Jim Kelly, Founder and President of the Hunter’s Hope Foundation and retired Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback, and his wife, Jill, Hunter’s Hope Chairman of the Board and author of two New York Times Best Sellers. Erin is the oldest of three children; younger sister Camryn, 23, and younger brother Hunter (February 14, 1997-August 5, 2005).
Erin attended Liberty University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media and Strategic Communications. While at Liberty Erin met her husband, Parker Bean. The two got married in 2018 and recently moved back to Buffalo.Erin has always had a passion for writing, journaling, and sharing her faith. In 2016 she wrote Kelly Tough, which became a New York Times Bestseller. She has also written several other books with her mother and sister, titled Hot Chocolate with God. Because of her desire to encourage others, Erin shares her journey of faith in Christ through her social media platforms and is in the process of writing another book.
Erin is passionate about bringing hope to the hopeless and will be launching our “Light Your Heart With Hope” podcast at the beginning of November 2022. Through this podcast, Erin will share testimonies of faith, hope, and perseverance from family members who have experienced deep heartbreak and loss. Erin believes that by sharing these amazing stories, others will be encouraged and moved to share their story too. Erin will also be involved in the development and creative process for Hunter’s Hope social media.