Lisa Kelly now [Ice Road Truckers], Wiki-Bio, net worth, husband and kids.

Lisa Kelly is not your typical truck driver. She is one of the few women who have braved the treacherous roads of Alaska and the Himalayas, hauling oversized loads in extreme weather conditions. She is also a former motocross champion, a school bus driver, and a reality TV star. However, Lisa’s path to the wheel has not been easy. Given that trucking is considered to be a man’s job, Lisa had to break barriers at every stage of her career. One of the leading stars of the reality TV series Ice Road Truckers, Lisa was the only female trucker in the history of the series before she was joined by Maya Sieber in Season 5. While Lisa no longer holds the title of the only women trucker to have been featured on the show, she is glad to have met and worked with other female truckers. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Lisa Kelly.

Early Life

Lisa Kelly was born on the 8th of December 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. While Lisa was born in Michigan, her family moved to a mini farm in Sterling, Alaska when she was six years old. There she developed a love for nature and animals.

Lisa Kelly cast of IRT: Deadliest Roads.
Lisa Kelly cast of IRT: Deadliest Roads.

Lisa was interested in cars and heavy vehicles from a young age. Following her high school graduation, Lisa decided to go back to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and enrolled at Cornerstone University. However, by the time the first semester was over, Lisa already knew that college was not for her. Calling time on her studies, Lisa started focusing on her professional career.

Life as a Trucker

After calling time on her studies, Lisa started working as a school bus driver and motocross rider. Over the years, Lisa took on several odd jobs and worked at a gas company and a pizza company. She developed her motocross skills and began competing in state-level championships. She was later declared the state freestyle motocross champion. After a few years of traveling and odd jobs, Lisa decided to settle down once and for all. She wanted to take up a long-term career and settled on trucking, simply because it looked interesting. Lisa began working for the Alaskan haulage company, Carlile Transportation and was one of the few women truckers. Talking about her early struggles, Lisa revealed,

“I had to work twice as hard. I had to pull my weight and everybody else’s and get the job done as fast, or faster”

But regardless of her early struggles, Lisa loves her job and would not trade it for anything. Talking to Trucker News, Lisa revealed that she drives full-time during the winter.

“I love it. I’ll get out of the truck, skipping across the yard after a rough trip to Prudhoe Bay, and my boss will look say me and say, ‘You have some screws loose.’ But that’s why I drive these roads.”

Reality TV

Lisa made her television debut during season 1 of the History Channel Show Ice Road Truckers but began to appear regularly starting from season three in 2009.  She impressed the viewers with her ability to handle the treacherous Dalton Highway from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, often carrying loads that exceeded the legal limit. She also displayed her adventurous spirit and friendly personality. She appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons and was offered a contract for season 6, but she refused stating her desire for a break. After a year’s break, she returned for season 7 and continued to appear on the show in seasons 8, 9, 10, and 11. She also participated in two seasons of IRT: Deadliest Roads.

Life After-What is Lisa Kelly Doing after Ice Road Truckers?

After leaving the show, Lisa Kelly did not quit trucking. She still works as a long-haul driver in Alaska, but for a different logistics company. She still loves the thrill and challenge of driving on the ice road, even though it can be dangerous and exhausting. She also keeps in touch with some of her former co-stars.

Lisa Kelly is also active on social media, where she has hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook. She posts photos and videos of her trucking adventures, as well as her personal life. She shares her love for horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and other animals that live on her farm in Wasilla, Alaska. She also posts motivational messages and inspirational quotes for her fans.

Net Worth

Lisa Kelly has a net worth of around $1 million as of 2023. Her wealth comes from both her trucking and her TV appearances. She used to work for Carlile Transportation, an Alaskan haulage company, where she earned an average salary of around $73,000 per year. She also has a YouTube channel under her name, where she shares videos of her travels and lifestyle.

Personal Life-Marriage & Kids

Lisa Kelly married Traves Kelly in 2008. The pair met in 2004 and began dating soon after. Similar to Lisa, Traves is all about vehicles and is a full Aleut Native Alaskan and an avid dirt biker. As of now, the pair are yet to have any children.

Physical Traits

Lisa Kelly is a woman of 5 feet 7 inches or 172 centimeters in stature, with a slim and poised physique. Her eyes and hair are brown. She has a light complexion, with a touch of freckles on her nose and cheeks. She wears casual and comfortable clothes, suitable for the harsh and cold conditions of driving on ice roads. She usually wears jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, boots, hats and gloves. She also likes to accessorize with earrings, necklaces and sunglasses.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameLisa Kelly
Date of birthDecember 8, 1980
Place of birthGrand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationTrucker, Reality Television Personality
Known forIce Road Truckers, IRT: Deadliest Roads
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseTraves (Travis) Kelly (m. 2008) 
ResidenceWasilla, Alaska 
Early lifeMoved to a farm in Alaska at age six
CareerFormer school bus driver and motocross rider, trained as a trucker and got a job with Carlile Transportation, an Alaskan haulage company 
HobbiesMotocross, horse riding, skydiving, hang gliding, snowboarding 
Net worthEstimated at $1 Million


Lisa Kelly is an example of a woman who follows her dreams and passions, no matter how unconventional or difficult they may be. She is a trailblazer in a male-dominated industry, a role model for young girls who want to pursue careers in trucking or other fields that require courage and determination. She is also a kind-hearted person who cares for animals and people alike.

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