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Neil Markey

Beckley Retreats

A Captain in the US Army Special Operations 2nd Ranger Battalion, Neil was deployed once to Iraq, and twice to Afghanistan. After, in 2012, as an MBA/MIA masters student at Columbia University, he suffered from depression and PTSD. This led him to alternative wellbeing practices and marked the start of a profound healing journey with mindfulness and psychedelics.  In 2015, Neil received a teacher’s certification in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reductions) from Jefferson University. Prior to Beckley Retreats, Neil worked as the Chief Growth Officer for a $450M, 3500 person, private equity portfolio company where he was responsible for all strategy and growth planning. Before that he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co, where he also co-led the internal mindfulness program.