Sandy Schmiedeknecht, MA, CLC, CPC, CAC
Director of Life Coaching Services
Sandy Schmiedeknecht brings a depth to Q & A Associates that is not only grounded in professional expertise, but in her amazing life experiences. Sandy heads up the life skills curriculum for the Q&A programs. Sandy has harnessed her sense of care for others into focus for serving young people and families who are experiencing challenges with transitions. After a full career in nursing, she was instrumental in the development of a therapeutic program and then serving as their Admission, Marketing and Alumni Service Director. After a lengthy service, she designed, developed and implemented several unique aftercare services for therapeutic programs. Sandy has been active in creating alumni services promoting connections for graduates and fundraising for those who are in need of financial support for aftercare. She extends beyond her professional contributions through her volunteerism as demonstrated by Sandy’s leadership and fundraising efforts in her local community and for national organizations. A graduate of Liberty with Masters in Human Services, Marriage and Family Counseling she also holds certifications in Life Coaching, Professional Coaching, Addiction Recovery Coaching and Christian Life Coaching. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Christian Counseling and Ed.D. in Community Care & Counseling.
Admissions and Marketing Director
Audrey Peavey serves as the Admissions and Marketing Director for Q&A Associates. Her role is to assist in maintaining and building relationships in the referral community as well as be the first contact for the families as they explore our programs as an option for their young adult.
Audrey Peavey has always had a heart for young people and at an early age knew she wanted to pursue a career in Social Work. Audrey obtained a BA from the University of Maine’s School of Social Work, but her career path took a new turn and landed her in Hospitality Marketing and Management for 15 years, where she held various managerial positions and participated in many regional and local business associations. Audrey comes to Greenbrier Academy for Girls after 15 years of working in private therapeutic programs and services. Audrey joined New Horizons for Young Women, an outdoor therapy program located in Maine, at its conception in the Fall of 2000 as their Admissions and Marketing Director. This position provided her the opportunity to combine her educational and professional experiences. Audrey then held the position of Client Services Manager for an adolescent and adult transport and intervention service. In 2012, she became Director of Admissions and Marketing for Q&A Family of Programs.
Audrey has also been actively involved in NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs), as a board member, serving on committees, chair of the National conference in 2011 and 2012, and has also co-chaired the Northeast Regional NATSAP conference a number of times in recent years. She was given a volunteer award in 2006 and 2010 at the National NATSAP conference. Audrey lived in Maine until a few years ago when she made the move to Canaan Valley, WV. She loves the area and has become very active in the local community through civic organizations and volunteering at community events and festivals. Audrey has found a passion for hiking in WV and recently did a hiking tour through Tuscany, Italy. Audrey is also the proud mother of two grown daughters, Lauren and Erica.
Executive Administrative Assistant-Manager of Deerfield Restaurant
Being originally from the area, Scott brings a lot to Q&A Associates. He is able to share with clients how interesting life truly is in Canaan Valley and surrounding areas. He’s also familiar with the work that is being done here, mainly because he was an employee of a therapeutic program that was once located in the area. This is how he first came to know Angie, the Founder and CEO of Q&A Associates. Scott was once the Executive Administrative Assistant and the Logistics Coordinator for Alldredge Academy, an outdoor therapy program for at-risk adolescents. This is where he first met Angie and began his experience and knowledge with therapeutic programs.
Scott is now the Executive Administrative Assistant to Angie at Q&A Associates. He is in the process of obtaining his Certified Life Coach certificate to allow him to help clients to transition from where they are into an adult life. He will be the fourth Life Coach to acquire the Life Coach license within Q&A Associates. Scott also is the manager of Deerfield Restaurant and Pub. This restaurant is owned by Angie and her husband, Matt Shockley and employs many of our clients. Scott works closely with our clients in this capacity.
Scott works side-by-side with the CEO, Director of Operations, Director of Admissions and Marketing, Program Director, Parent Strategist and each Mentor on site on a daily basis. Scott is hands-on when it comes to the clients and his co-workers and the CEO.