Kelly Marker, MS LPC QMHP, has joyfully celebrated many momentous occasions in her life and feels blessed to share this journey with her husband of 23 years and three incredible children, ages 14 to 22. She is passionate about her family and loves to read, cook, hike, and participate in dirt therapy (aka garden). Kelly believes that everyone could learn a lesson from her yellow labs, Beau & Charlie, about truly living in the moment and a daily nap in the sun. Her life goals are to live an authentic life and seek peaceful, respectful solutions to life’s challenges.
Kelly is dedicated to honoring and supporting individuals to meet the challenges of life with grace, dignity, and better long-term results. She has spoken for various seminars and conferences, as well as facilitated workshops designed to help agencies and hundreds of individuals develop new perspectives to improve quality of life. Additionally, Kelly has regularly contributed articles to the Rapid City Journal on the topics of parenting and achieving healthy minds.
Charlie is a 3 1/2 year old Fox Red Labrador. He has brought joy to the Marker household since April 2012. His favorite activities include: sleeping, eating, hiking, swimming, walking, running, chasing his tennis ball, annoying Abby (alpha dog), playing with Roscoe (12 year old dachshund), and protecting the world from the family cat, Rosie. Charlie’s energy and enthusiasm for life is never ending.