kelly barker

Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer

kelly barker

Kelly Barker obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stephen F. Austin State University and rather than pursue medicine, she went on to complete her Master’s degree at the University of Texas at Arlington. She spent the next 15 years working in the corporate world, spending the latter half of her career with JPMorgan Chase. She is the visionary behind PREP and a true humanitarian; she loves giving and she loves people. Kelly has 2 children who love the outdoors and who sport tan lines.

SONG THAT BEST DESCRIBES ME
“Good Morning” by Mandisa
IF I HAD A PLANE TICKET TO GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
I would take my hubby and kids to New Zealand (I did one of my grad school courses at University of Auckland), rent a RV and travel around both the north and south islands.
I AM REALLY GOOD AT
Multitasking (or at least, I think I am).
I LOVE
Meeting people and hearing their story. I’ve met lots of amazing people throughout my life.
2 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME
  1. I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet) in Tanzania, Africa for charity—we helped raise money to build an orphanage. It was a life changing event for me!
  2. I am a Chi Omega.
BEST ADVICE ANYONE HAS EVER GIVEN ME
“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change” ~ Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson
MY MOM
Has shown me that hard work and kindness creates unique opportunities. She’s amazing!