In 1998, following many years of study in Asian body work therapies including Sotai, Medical Qigong, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Reiki, Shinkiko, Tong Ren, and Tui Na, she was recognized as a Diplomate of Asian Bodywork Therapy by the National Certification Commission in Asian Bodywork in Washington, DC. In 2000, Shelley co-founded Bittersweet Botanicals, an herbal apothecary that crafts natural herbal products. In 2001, she worked as a Staff Acupuncturist at Dr.Glenn Rothfeld's Center for Integrative Medicine in Plymouth, MA. In 2005 she co-founded Yogapuncture, a workshop-based program that combines Yoga & Acupuncture which produces a profound synergy, eliciting an enhanced state of relaxation and encourages the body to heal and restore itself. In 2000 & 2006, Shelley won awards at the International Herbal Symposium held at Wheaton College in Norton, MA for Best Herbal Formulation & Most Creative Herbal Formulation. From 2006-2009 she was appointed by the Boston College High School Mother's Guild to serve as Co-Vice President, Co-President and Co-President Advisor.