All Kinds of News for July 06, 2016
Marci grew up in Georgia, and also lived in Idaho before settling in West Virginia. While working at Eckerd Youth Alternatives of the Blue Ridge, she knew that serving young people and their families was the work she was meant to do. In 2012, Marci joined the Q&A family as a mentor for Applewood Transitions, living at the Applewood Inn and Breakfast Nook as the "house mom". In 2014 she became a Certified Life Coach and began working with all of the clients in a different capacity, teaching life skills and working as the clients' advocate and coach as they reach their highest level of independence. Marci is known for "keeping it real". She has a natural ability to relate to our clients and see through their layers to what is real. She just has to give them a look and they know she is "on to them".
Marci also began volunteering with some of our other staff, to help at-risk youth in our local high school. The SPARK program provides coping skills and tools for students with issues at school or in their personal lives.
Having an entrepreneurial spirit is an integral part of what we do at Q&A. Marci is very creative and talented jewelry artist. She has her own business selling handmade jewelry online as well as at craft shows. She is a great role model to our clients and also inspires them to follow their passions in a way that may be profitable.
And as if she isn't busy enough, she is also finishing her degree in psychology and hopes to pursue a Masters Degree in Human Behavior.