"TOGETHER WE ARE REFORGED"
To provide Veterans and First Responders a sense of community by forging new relationships and sharing experiences.
Reforged strives to facilitate the building of connections among Veterans and First Responders through meaningful interactions with a focus on mental health and well being.
Meet The Directors
1SG (Ret.) Steven Holden
Steve is a highly decorated Soldier that served over 20 years in the U.S. Army as a combat medic. He deployed five times during his service to his country and is a combat wounded and driven warrior. Steve is the winner of Season 1 of “The Calling” and a voting member of the Reforged Nonprofit Board. He believes in the mission of Reforged and has personally witnessed the healing that happens here!
SFC (Ret.) James Wagner
VPH Vice President
James (aka Jimmy Jiggs) served 14.5 years in the U.S. Army as a combat medic. He did two tours to Iraq and held a myriad of positions from sniper sections to hospitals.
He is invaluable as a community liaison and helps procure many donations of equipment and supplies. Jimmy has a passion for learning and craftsmanship, his ingenuity can be seen all over the shop. His belief in helping others heal and grow is what makes Reforged such a special place.
Meet The Officers & Advisors
Sabrina is an Army brat. She is also a budding blacksmith and leather worker. In addition to meeting minutes, drafting important documents and everything paperwork related, Sabrina responds to emails and messages, manages the website, and maintains our social media.
SFC (Ret.) Rick Edison
"Chef" Rick is our Master of the Grill. He served 17 years in the Army and as a 19D Calvary Scout. Some people are known for making a mean brisket. In our opinion, Chef can blow them all away. He is never left off the list for the potluck. Chef Rick and his wife have opened their home to hosting Alumni Dinners and have become a routine part of the Reforged Classes.
Meet The Instructors
Tobin is a volunteer instructor at Reforged. His expertise has helped the program in immeasurable ways to blossom into what it is today. Tobin has over 18 years of blacksmithing experience and specializes in heat treating, quenching, Brut de Forge, and neo tribal knifemaking. Tobin is our mentor and advisor for forging, his guidance has helped us gain many new skills and we are excited to continue moving forward with him.
MSgt/WG10 Thomas Taylor
"Handle Tom" is currently serving in the Air Force Reserves as ground support for the C5m. He joined Reforged's team mid 2019 and has been helping teach classes and support Alumni. Tom creates beautifully polished knives with exquisite handles, hence his well earned nickname. Tom and his amazing wife Bridgette regularly help out the program and attend small Alumni events.
Chad Caylor Jr.
Chad Jr. is what got the ball rolling for the blacksmithing aspect of our lives. He was drawn to the craftsmanship and therapeutic properties of shaping and creating a one of a kind product from old and neglected materials. He worked on an Alaskan fishing boat over the summer of 2019 to help fund the Reforged program. He is now an Active Duty Marine. Jr. specializes in shaping blades.