Brittany Stokes was born in Ohio but raised in Oklahoma. Growing up Brittany watched her grandmother fight through the terrible disease known as MS. Her grandma is one of her biggest inspirations. She taught Brittany that no matter how much pain life throws your way to press through and to never give up. Brittany graduated college right after turning twenty years old. She put her communications degree from Oral Roberts University to work at a large advertising agency before taking a step of faith and devoting all her passion to Project Orphans. She had worked in various leadership roles with her clients Remington Arms, Under Armour, Bushnell and other outdoor companies.
Although successful in her career, she has always had a passion for philanthropy and children. In 2008 – 2010, she founded a non-profit organization that gave over 2,000 inner-city Tulsa students a Christmas party – something that the children hadn’t experienced prior to Brittany. Brittany's expertise is with corporate branding and advertising.
Her goal is to honor God with her life and live with integrity. Now her mission is to help expand Project Orphans, planting orphanages all over the world. Her desire is to give orphaned children the opportunity to become children who grow to influence and impact their family, community and country. Brittany is married to Kyron Stokes and has two daughters, Briley and Kynlee.
Christina Yarid, Co-Founder
Christina was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and lived there for 13 years before migrating to the United States. She attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK where she obtained a degree in Business Management. Over the years she has worked in sales and is currently working in the travel industry at American Express. Christina has always had a heart and love for children, while in university she had the opportunity to visit an orphanage. While there she was shocked to see the many children roaming the streets, with no supervision. Growing up in Jamaica, she had seen poverty, but it had never hit her the way it did when she was there.
She believes in being available; her prayer is that her life story and her ‘dash’ will always be about ‘others.’ She has a passion for children and seeing the lost and broken restored. She loves being a part of something so much bigger than herself and having the opportunity to help those in need by being His hands and His feet through the work of Project Orphans, whether that should be working stateside or traveling to love on the lives being touched. Christina is all about doing what she loves, with a purpose that will outlive her life.