Marshéle Carter Waddell served with her husband, CDR (ret) Mark Waddell, a career U.S. Navy SEAL, for 28 years around the world. Her first two books, Hope for the Home Front: Winning the Emotional and Spiritual Battles of a Military Wife and its companion Bible study, Hope for the Home Front Bible Study (New Hope Publishers 2006), arm other military wives with God's promises of His presence, power and protection.
Together with their three children, the Waddells have endured many lengthy separations and frequent deployments for combat duty, special operations training and real world conflicts for more than two decades. Today, her husband is a disabled combat veteran with PTSD and multiple TBIs. Her son recently returned from his second combat tour with Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, with the 3-7 Marines.
Marshéle is an international speaker for military, government and women’s events. She is the founder and president of Hope for the Home Front [visit website], a non-profit 501c3 corporation, based in Fort Worth, TX.
She was awarded the Bloomberg Assistantship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently pursuing her M.A. in Journalism-Strategic Corporate Communication.
Kelly K. Orr, Co-Author
Kelly K. Orr received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology in 1978. He completed a fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology in 1993 while in the Air Force. He was in the private practice of psychology in Tennessee and Washington and active in the Washington State Psychological Association until entering the Air Force in 1987. He retired from the Air Force in 2004 and now makes his home in Colorado Springs with his wife Kathy enjoying the mountains, hiking, fishing and hunting and spending time with his married children and eight grandchildren.
Military assignments in the Marine Corps (1967-1971) and Air Force (1987-2004) included assignments in California, Florida, Japan, Philippine Islands, Virginia, Germany, Texas, Mississippi, Cuba and Colorado. Dr Orr has directed Psychological and Behavioral Medicine services in Air Force Medical Centers, worked with DoD schools, school children and their families, worked in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, directed a Wellness Center, directed a Community Counseling Center, and was a senior faculty member of the Air Force Psychology and Psychiatry Residency training programs and a Clinical Faculty at the Health Sciences Center, University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Orr is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, a member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and maintains active membership in the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the Pikes Peak Society of Clinical Psychologists.
He is a licensed psychologist in Colorado and Washington.