Beth Markley is the executive director of NAMI Idaho, Inc., a statewide Idaho organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. It advocates for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness, while offering support, education and advocacy. Beth gained her certification as a fundraising executive more than 20 years ago and has worked in the charitable sector for the past 28 years. She was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, and still lives there with her husband, two sons and two large dogs. She enjoys traveling, running long distances really slowly and hosting foreign exchange students.