Kelli Backhaus, Program Director
With her strong background in Education, Communication, and Health, Kelli has a passion for helping others learn, decompress, and thrive. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Education from Augusta State University, and also completed studies in language, listening, and communication skills at the U.S. Army Defense Language Institute. Kelli is a certified K–12 teacher, and has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2012. She also has extensive training in various bodywork modalities.
When Kelli joined the Health Care Therapies team in 2014, she brought many years of Professional Development Training, Human Resources Coaching, and Staffing experience with her. She specializes in Workplace Communication, Safety and Compliance Training, and Life Skills Coaching.
Shortly after joining HCT, Kelli became a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Certified Lifeguard in order to provide therapy to individuals both on the table and in the water. Kelli’s love for learning and healing led her to attend the Advanced Massage Therapy course to become trained in Shiatzu, Zero Balancing, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and Orthopedic Massage. She hopes to continue expanding HCT’s team of compassionate professionals as well as its menu of specialized services.