Board President Frances Lechner

Frances Lechner was a founding member of the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group in July 2013, and structured the transition process to the Yarnell Area Resource Group. In addition to her roles (Communications director, Vice President and President) in the YHRG/YARG, Frances continues to serve on the Board of the Yarnell Regional Community Center, and the Yarnell Community Garden Project. She helped to set up collaborative projects between the Garden and Model Creek Elementary School. Frances served the Yarnell Fire District as a Board member, temporary staff and volunteer coordinator at the Yarnell Memorial Race. She is an alumni of Project CENTRL, Arizona’s rural and agricultural leadership program, and worked for 27 years for United Dairymen of Arizona, the state’s dairy cooperative. Frances enjoys photography, decorating, reading, traveling, writing and yes, shopping. She and her husband, Emad Mohit moved to Yarnell from Phoenix in 2007; they love the beauty, quiet and serenity of Yarnell and do whatever their cat Meshki bids them to do. Frances can be reached at

VP and Treasurer Judy Garner

Judy Garner graduated from the University of Arizona.  She taught high school math for a year after graduation before going to work for IBM as a systems engineer.  She then worked for various companies in jobs from programmer to Director of Management Information Systems before moving to Peeples Valley in 1991.  Purchasing a property on HWY 89 there, she opened MountainAire Mini-Mart.  Judy joined the initial efforts to form a Fire Department in Peeples Valley, serving as firefighter, dispatcher, auxiliary member, and as a Fire District Board Chairman.  After selling the mini-mart, she studied home design and structural requirements and worked for Nanke Design drafting homes for dozens of people in Prescott as well as designing many homes thru her own business – AIS Designs.  With husband Glenn they built a home farther back in Peeples Valley.  She has a horse named Butterscotch.  She retired shortly before the 2013 fire.  After the fire she designed many of the rebuilds in Yarnell.  Having a love for the area and its development led to volunteering as a Yarnell Hill Recovery Group board member.  Judy can be reached at

Secretary Krissy Wiles

Krissy Wiles moved to Yarnell in 2018.  Krissy was born in Hermiston, Oregon a “Military Brat”.  Her father worked for the Department of Defense, so she moved around a lot as a kid and graduated High School in Zweibrucken Germany.  In 2018 Krissy moved to Yarnell and enjoys staying active with her church and in the community. As a member of the local Traffic Graphic Squad, Inspiring Beauty for Safety is one of her favorite activities.  Married to Flech Wiles, the two of them enjoy taking trips on the Harley, spoiling their two yorkie-poos rotten and spending time with their kids and grandkids. 

Robert Henry

Robert and his wife Gale, are Peeples Valley Residents since 1999.  Robert was raised in upstate New York and founded a Construction Company Colorado before moving to Arizona in the mid 80's. Robert and Gale discovered the Weaver Mountain area in the late 90's and fell in love with the small town atmosphere and the mountain air of Yarnell/Peeples Valley and own a home in Peeples Valley. The Henry's have been involved with local churches and other Community Organizations, are both talented musicians and own and operate a full service home Remodeling Company in the Yarnell/Peeples Valley area.  Robert also is licensed to the Christian Ministry in October of 2005 and remains active in it. Robert can be reached at

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson hails from Clatskanie, Oregon, where he worked as an electrician.  He and his wife Cheryl moved to Peeples Valley in 2021, and are thoroughly enjoying being retired. He is an outdoors kind of guy:  he does trapping for a timber company, enjoys shooting, hunting and all kinds of outdoors work.  In addition to serving on the Board of the Yarnell Area Resource Group, Mike is active in the Legion and with numerous neighborhood activities.  He and Cheryl have four children, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Charla Jordan

Charla Jordan joined the Peeples Valley community as of September 2020.  Charla was born in Florida but promptly was moved to the Valley of the Sun at 6-months old. Due to a series of unplanned life events, Charla drove up to Peeples Valley to view a Home and immediately relocated to this wonderful “piece of Heaven”. She works remotely for a New Jersey based, privately held company that owns & operates a high-end shopping mall, over 100 Wendy’s restaurants and a dozen plus extended stay hotels. Charla volunteers at the Yarnell Food Bank and is involved with & committed to helping people in the Yarnell & Peeples Valley communities. Charla can be reached at

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Yarnell Hill Recovery Group
PO Box 1086
Yarnell, AZ 85362