Anngela Wells Starnes is joining the Q&A Family of Programs as Director of Admissions and Marketing.

Anngela comes to Q&A with rich experience in the therapeutic world.

Her passion for helping others began in 1988 when she helped her father and stepmother, Larry and Karen Wells, found a program called Wilderness Conquest, later known as Wilderness Quest.

Anngela served as the Admissions and Marketing Director for almost 18 years.

In 1995, Anngela became an International Certified Addictions Dependency Counselor.

When Wilderness Quest changed hands in 2005, Anngela began working in her local school districts, providing experiential and self-esteem groups as well as life skills training to high school students. She also facilitated preteen groups, interventions for family members, anger management classes, along with providing services for first offenders and probation violators for the court system.

She worked for a residential treatment program as an outreach counselor and served as Admissions and Marketing Specialist for Life Designs.

Anngela’s ability to share compassion, love and hope was developed through overcoming her own struggles and challenges. She has been working with adolescents, young adults and families for nearly 30 years. “Anngela’s knowledge, professionalism, and compassion for admissions and marketing will be an asset to our team at Q&A; we are thrilled to have her,” stated Angie Shockley, Founder and CEO.

Anngela is the proud mother of five children. She and her husband Buddy own and operate A&B Excavation Trucking.

They make their home in Idaho Falls, ID. Anngela will be attending IECA in DC and looks forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

She can be reached at 304-704-6383 and


About Q&A Family of Programs

Q&A Family of Programs works with young adults ages 18 and up, providing opportunities for each of them to develop independent, functional, and happy lives with a high level of quality.

Our clients have struggled to reach independence for a variety of reasons such as the inability to develop and/or implement the life skills needed to be successful, or struggling to obtain consistent employment.

Our goal is to help these individuals find meaning and an authentic purpose for their lives and a practical path to achieve their goals.


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