A Kansas City area resident since 1998, Bernadette's passion for food and healthy eating began early on. After earning her B.S. degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Florida State University, that passion has continued to grow throughout her personal and professional life.
Bernadette joins the Yin Yang Naturals team with extensive sales and sales management experience. She was previously employed by The Hain Celestial Group and Blackford Brokerage as a business manager covering the Midwest region. While with Hain Celestial she worked closely with Supervalu, UNFI, and AWG to increase sales. She also worked with several key retailers in the Midwest on promo planning, new item submissions, and program negotiations. In her tenure with Blackford she managed over 30 natural and specialty lines while working closely with Hy-Vee, and Fareway.
Bernadette loves cooking, volunteering at her favorite non-profit, and spending time with family and friends. Her treasured family includes her husband and two children.
Ryan Chada is a proud Chicagoan. Born and raised in an area rich with diversity, food, culture, music, and history. Ryan’s passion for the natural and organic food industry started in his 20’s as he loved to cook with fresh local ingredients. His interests and talents were nurtured when he began working at Whole Foods Market in 2006. There, he had the opportunity to flourish as a Buyer for the Coffee, Beer, Wine and Cheese departments. His keen sense for sales, marketing, and product knowledge was often called on for product setting and consumer education when launching new store openings.
Ryan’s love for home brewing kombucha started in 2008 and expanded into beer brewing, where he gained employment as a Brewer with Two Brothers Brewing Company in 2011. After his daughter was born, he returned to WFM in a managerial position, where he was known for his merchandising and team-building skills. In 2017 he accepted the position of Midwest Sales Manager for Brew Dr. Kombucha. There he helped establish and popularize the brand throughout the Midwest by gaining new retail and distributor partnerships.
Ryan and his family spend their free time hiking and exploring the local forest preserves with their three dogs, cultivating their 1000 sq. ft organic garden, playing music and enjoying the simple things life has to offer.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Tim started working for Whole Foods Market in 2004, where he started his understanding and love of natural and organic foods. Over his 11 year career at Whole Foods, he was a buyer for a number of stores and worked his way up to Associate Team Leader of Grocery and Whole Body. Tim then moved on to the brokering side of the industry, joining Natural Specialty Sales, where he called on Co-Ops in the upper Midwest and built great relationships. In 2019, he worked for Peeled Snacks as a Regional Sales Ambassador until joining Yin Yang Naturals in 2021.
When Tim is not working, he enjoys the outdoors where he runs, bikes, and hikes. During the winter months he is an avid cross country skier and ski coach. Tim also loves to cook and hang out with his family.