Kelly, Office Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant Kelly Riley-Jones has worked for Bennington Properties since 2009. She started at our front desk, and has worked her way up to since. Prior to coming to Bennington Properties, Kelly was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in Salem. Kelly and her husband Rick used to visit Sunriver every February and quickly fell in love with the area. They bought a house here for retirement and put it in our rental program until they were ready to move here. When they finally moved out for Rick’s retirement in 2009, Kelly decided to take a job with us!
Kelly was born in San Francisco, California, but raised in Salem, Oregon. She is the middle child between two sisters. As a child, animals, sensing her love of them, used to follow her home. Her parents couldn’t believe it. She still loves animals, and if she had the money, Kelly would open an animal rescue sanctuary. Kelly graduated from Sprague High and went on to take some accounting classes at Chemeketa Community College in southwestern Oregon.
Kelly is married, has three children and two grandchildren. She is excited to have another grandchild coming soon. Adding to her family are her dog Ben, and four cats, Chubs, Hissy, Ellis and Big Guy.
Kelly lists traveling, knitting, stained glass and spending time with her grandchildren as her main hobbies. She loves the laid back and slow lifestyle of Hawaii and Mexico. And, she can’t think of any bad travel experiences.
"I am just happy to be traveling. I just try to make the best of everything!”
When she’s not traveling to exotic locales, Kelly likes to kayak, ride her bicycle, and walk the paths of Sunriver. Her favorite places to kayak are the Deschutes River, Hosmer Lake and Sparks Lake. In the winter, Kelly and her family still like to do what brought them here in the first place - snowshoeing.
Kelly’s Snowshoeing Spots
Dutchman Flats - Located at the end of Century Highway, across from Mount Bachelor, the Sno-park at Dutchman Flats offers unlimited snow-fun potential.
Swampy Lake & Wanoga Sno-parks - Also on Century Drive, both sno-parks offer plenty of trails and backcountry options. You can even bring your dog on the trails at Wanoga.
Out Her Back Door - When there is enough snow in town, you can lace up your snowshoes, open your door, and head across the railroad tracks to the Deschutes National Forest.