Amy Kelley is a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with children from hard places for many years. She has training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, reactive attachment disorder, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and children with developmental disabilities., Amy has three adult children and fostered a number of children throughout the past two decades. Amy enjoys using horses, art, music, and creativity to help children become healthy and happy.
Amy began training horses professionally when she was eight years old and teaching riding lessons when she was 16 years old, more than 30 years ago. She rode in Combined Training events throughout the northwest region and foxhunted on the east coast. Amy graduated from United States Pony Club as an HA, a national ranking, then continued instructing. She later returned to training young horses and became a 4-H leader. Amy currently teaches lessons for students on their own horses at their property, will meet them at a local haul-in arena, and has a lesson horse available in certain circumstances.
Josh is a licensed professional counselor with experience as a behavioral health clinician. He has worked with children, youth, and adults for the past 23 years in the public school system and in the church.
Josh enjoys working with clients of all ages, and has specific training in Childhood and Adolescent Disorders, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy, and Family systems approach to therapy. Treatment approach and interventions can be tailored to specific needs and individuals. Faith based counseling is offered upon request.
Josh is a husband, father of three children, and enjoys spending his free time with his family, exploring the outdoors, and playing golf.
Rebecca is a Licensed Master of Social Work with 7 years of experience working with tribal communities.
She currently serves the Nez Perce Tribe in the Child Welfare Program in various capacities. She has
extensive training in working with children of trauma, addiction and victim advocacy.
Rebecca enjoys working with teens from a strength’s based perspective through CBT, DBT and Solution
Focused Therapy; she is strong advocate for Wellbriety. Her goal when working with young adults is to
meet them where they are at in their life, build resilience and empower her clients to their full potential.
She understands that healing is a journey and says it’s a privilege to serve her community.
Rebecca is a wife and mother of 4. She enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, participating in
various traditional activities as a Nez Perce Tribal Member, reading and spending time on the river.
Alexis is a Licensed Master Social Worker who has experience working in various areas of social work practice. She has worked in medical social work, skilled nursing, home health, hospice, case management, crisis intervention, behavioral health, and with youth in residential treatment. Alexis is a big advocate for understanding the impacts of trauma, recognizing strengths, building resilience, owning our stories, and practicing mindfulness. She believes that clients and professionals alike are never done growing and learning. In her practice, Alexis tends to utilize therapeutic interventions such as dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, strengths based approaches, and/or trauma informed approaches to support her clients in reaching their goals.
When Alexis is not at work, you may find her cuddling with her golden retriever, gardening, cooking, camping, or spending time with family and friends.
Alexis has a special place in her heart for those living with mental illness, addiction, and grief. She is rooting for anyone who may be trying to focus on their wellness.
Darci is a Licensed Master Social Worker. with a masters degree in Social work, bachelors degrees in Social Work, Psychology and an emphasis in Early Childhood Development. Darci has experience in Indian Child Welfare with the Nez Perce Tribe Child Protection team and has previously worked with Veteran’s Treatment Court and Mental Health Court participants. She is an advocate for play therapy and the importance of trauma informed care to meet clients in the moment, holding hope as they build into their future.
Darci enjoys being outside, exploring the mountains or along the river. She also enjoys photography, crafting, reading, and traveling. She loves animals and is excited to connect kids with horses and the other furry friends around the office. She brings her puppy Atticus to the office frequently and is training him to be a therapy dog. Previous to Social Work for four and half years, she was a preschool teacher in large group care helping kids learn as they grew into their unique selves and hopes to continue along that same path with her work as a clinician at KKR.
Haley is a graduate student intern working towards her Masters in Clinical Social Work, and projected to graduate in November 2021. She has two Bachelor's degrees, in Psychology and Sociology. She has always wanted to help people be their best selves and says she has finally found the right path and mentors to do so. Haley grew up in a military family where she learned that everyone has different struggles. She believes each person experiences their own way and one person’s journey is not more or less difficult than any one else’s. She loves working with kids and want to help them become happy, healthy, and safe.
Haley is married and has four kids of her own who love to go to the park and do art work. During the summer they spend time outside gardening, playing outside, and going on walks. Her personal hobbies are quilting, knitting, gardening, and learning new things.
Haley currently serves as a Targeted Care Coordinator and provides Skill Training and Development services, CBRS Skill Building services, and helps with group therapy.
Allyson has lived in the Pacific Northwest all her life. She graduated from Washington State University in 2020 with a Bachelors in psychology and a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. She currently serves as a CBRS staff member. Allyson has experience working with children with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges . Allyson loves working with children of all ages and looks forward to hearing their stories and learning from them.
Allyson just recently moved to Clarkston and can’t wait to explore and see what the LC Valley has to offer. When Allyson is not working you can find her spending her time with family and her dog named Zeus. You can also find Allyson taking care of her many house plants.
Jordan graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor's in Psychology. She has previous experience working with families and children with various physical disabilities and behavioral challenges. Having worked with kids as young as 6 months old, to as old as 17, Jordan is excited to see how her previous experience translates at Kelley Kids Ranch while still learning just as much from the kids as hopefully they will learn from her.
When she is not at work, Jordan is likely enjoying her time outdoors, especially around the water. She enjoys kayaking, fishing and paddle boarding, as well as hiking. When the weather is too rough to be outside, she can be found spending time with friends and family or reading a good book.
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Justine has obtained her Bachelor’s in Social work with a Minor in Psychology. She has taken on the role of Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS), partnered with Targeted Care Coordination (TCC). Unique courses she has taken include Mental Health, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Multicultural Counseling with minority interventions and diversities of all kinds. She had also attended a symposium for Trauma Informed Care. Once she started interning at Kelley Kids Ranch she was certain this is where her higher power had directed her to join, she found an extremely compassionate, knowledgeable, and close team and she wanted in! She has had the desire to help give back to her community, be an ally to people (with no judgement given for their past), and help individuals on a professional level, since way back when she was in high school. She loves children more than grown-ups at times, with a passion for mental help, substance abuse histories, creating inclusive environments, and being a positive support to children and families both individually and in a group setting. Her long term relationship has recently been joined in marriage, and she has three beautiful children. She likes to do artwork with her family, play board games, go camping, travel, relax and binge watch TV shows, and values learning new things about people and the world around us.
Benji is a graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a bachelor's degree in social work and a minor in psychology! Ben is an Idahoan born and raised. His capstone project was on minority education and trauma informed care. He enjoys working with kids and aims to make the world a better place. He has a strong commitment to family and friends. Benji will be leading groups and providing individual Community Based Social Rehabilitation services. He is excited to start his professional career with Kelley Kids Ranch!
Emilea is a 2021 graduate of Lewis-Clark State College with a bachelor's degree in social work and a minor in psychology. Emilea is providing community based rehabilitation services (CBRS) as well as targeted care coordination (TCC). Emilea is dedicated to upholding the social worker's code of ethics and helping those in need. Emilea is excited to begin her professional career at Kelley Kids Ranch.
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Megan Lease is a compassionate, empathetic and generous young woman with a gift for creating order from chaos and meeting our young people where they are. She has worked as a caregiver, helping adults with developmental disabilities and has served in overseas missions.
Megan uses her organization and attention to detail as our office manager and loves being the first person to greet our clients. She plans to attend Lewis-Clark State College for a degree in social work in the next few years, and also provides support to the skill building groups with Hannah, Haley, and Darci. She has an associates degree Bellingham Technical College and will become a Youth Support staff next year.
Megan recently moved to the LC Valley and is just beginning her journey with horses, but has already fallen in love with the sport.
Beth Kelley is an passionate, fun, and hard-working horse girl with a heart for children and animals who need a hug and a helping hand. She is an accomplished trainer and rider who loves helping children gain confidence and overcome challenges.
Beth was riding independently when she was 3 years old and has taught lessons, trained, and shown horses for years. Beth has ridden Western, English, learned dressage basics and jumped as a member of the United States Pony Club and ridden in 4-H and on the trail. She has worked as a nanny and barista and traveled to Africa and China.
Beth currently teaches riding lessons, is a peer support staff member, and supports the front office with extra help and by providing transportation and group assistance. She is training to become a Youth Support staff member, who will serve as a mentor to our teens. She is our primary horse care staff and is available for private lessons.
Ken works in the office as a customer support specialist, responding to inquiries and records requests, scheduling transportation, and helping the office with technology. He is currently a junior in the social work program at LCSC and has a degree from Walla Walla Community College. Ken reports he has a history of pretty significant ADHD and can relate to many of of young people who are finding school and life difficult because of their own challenges with ADHD. Ken currently also supports some of our groups, working alongside children individually when they need extra support, and teaches music skills as part of music therapy with a clinician.