About Us

BATTLE BORNE:

is a collaborative effort among like-minded individuals and organizations intent on repairing and restoring people who have served our country. We do this by delivering a unique level of support and guidance to those service men and women who have emotional and psychological wounds. We provide support directly and indirectly in collaboration with others in our community who value those who have served this nation and its communities.

We are a a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Lehigh Valley. We help Veterans connect with Resources in their Community on their Journey in Recovery.

 

 THE TEAM:

CHRIS YARNELL, President

 

While volunteering for other organizations and setting different aspects of struggles that Vets face,  Chris's heart and pain grew. As a veteran himself who has overcome battles in his personal life, he can identify with those he was helping.  This only fueled the desire to help others overcome similar battles.

 

 

Volunteers at:
VALOR - 3 years
Forks UCC - 5+ years
Jubilee Breakfast Ministry - 2 years
One Fight Foundation - 4 
USMC Vet (Desert Storm)

 

 

CADENCE YEATMAN, Vice President of Operations & Finance

Cadence grew up in a military home.  Her father and step mom were active duty Army, sister is active Air Force. She is currently partner of a USMC veteran.  As a child and adult, she has  witnessed loved ones struggle through mental health and substance abuse issues. She has always felt that the people who served and protected our country should get the same protection in return,  but so often that is not the case. She wants to give back and help those that fought for our freedoms and sacrificed pieces of themselves in the process

 

Volunteers at:

Big Brothers Big Sisters - 3 years
Tails of Valor Paws of Honor - 1 year
Forks UCC - less than 1 year
Jubilee Breakfast ministry - 1 year

 

 

JESSYCA PACHECO, Chief Creative Officer 

Jessyca graduated from Kutztown University in 2012 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Advertising and a minor in Professional Writing. She works as a graphic designer at an in-house media group and teaches improv comedy in both corporate and recovery type settings. She has undergone many battles of her own but she never gives up the fight- she remains BATTLE BORNE. 

 

 

JORDAN SCOTT, Chief Resource Coordinator

Jordan is a certified recovery specialist and outreach coordinator with Lehigh Valley Drug and Alcohol Intake Unit. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Lehigh Carbon Community College, and will be transferring to Penn State in the spring of 2019. Jordan’s passion for helping others stems from her own struggles with substance abuse and mental health which have led to her recovery.  Coupling her personal and professional experience, she hopes give back and connect those in need with a second chance at life.

Volunteers at:
Rally in the Valley - 2 years