Kelly Pannek played high school hockey at Benilde-St. Margaret's, where she was a Ms. Hockey finalist in 2014. Then, Pannek spent three years at the University of Minnesota, helping them win NCAA National Championships in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, Pannek was named a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award and earned All-American honors. As a member of the U.S. Women's National Team, Pannek won a gold medal in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, where she had two assists while playing in all five games. 

Pannek will serve as a counselor at camp.