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President and Founder

Skyler Nelson

     Army combat veteran, Skyler Nelson founded Bailey Military Family Support Group in 2022. Skyler is a proud boymom and has been married to her husband Jared, who is also a combat veteran, for thirteen years. While serving in Iraq, Skyler contracted tuberculosis and spent 10 months battling the disease, which left her with lung and nerve damage. This ultimately led to the end of her military career.

     After getting out of the Army, she attended and graduated from business school, while trying to discover her passion. When her beloved mentor, CSM Scott Bailey, passed away in 2017 she knew she wanted to continue his legacy of taking care of service members and their families. She started working with local politicians and nonprofits to found a veteran housing community. Once another organization picked up the project, she transitioned her focus on mental wellness for military families.

     She has worked as a school counselor and was a chaplain assistant during her time in the Army. Currently, she is a substitute teacher and in school to be a clinical psychologist. She has been recognized for her advocacy and volunteer work through numerous awards to include being honored as the 2021 Veteran of the Year for El Paso County, Colorado and as a 2022 Community Hero by the Red Cross. 


Vice President

Kerriann Hopkins

     Kerriann Hopkins is the Vice President of Bailey Military Family Support Group. She took on this role after being an active member of the group for 2 years. Her husband Elijah served for 10 years in Army. Elijah was medically discharged from the Army in 2016 and he and Kerriann decided to put down roots in Colorado and start their family. 

     Kerriann graduated from SUNY Orange with an associates degree in Physical Therapy Assisting. She worked as a PTA for 10 years before going back to school to be a CNA so she can be a full time caregiver for her son with special needs. Kerriann and Elijah have two sons who are their pride and joy. 

     Kerriann is honored to be on the board of directors and serve the military families in the area. She is excited about getting to know each family on a personal level and finding more ways to make a positive impact in the community. 


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