Pacific Quest is excited to welcome Kellyn Smythe to the Admissions and Outreach Team! Kellyn comes to Pacific Quest with extensive experience working with families and professionals in the field of special needs education.
Kellyn earned his Masters of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington in 2006. His passion for helping people began in the classroom where he taught college mathematics for nine years. Feeling a pull toward supporting students outside the classroom, Kellyn earned his certification as a Behavioral Coach. He spent eight years coaching under performing students who struggled with anxiety, depression and waning motivation—many of whom successfully started their road to recovery at PQ.
For the last 5 years, Kellyn was the Director of Admissions at a nationally acclaimed residential young adult program. Kellyn’s experience in education, admissions and coaching has earned him an exceptional reputation in the treatment community, and his thorough and warm approach is a natural fit at Pacific Quest.
Kellyn is an accomplished outdoorsman and avid martial artist. He and his wife, Lindsey live in Oregon where they explore the outdoor magic of the Pacific Northwest with their dogs Benny and Zoë.