Marcelle Yeager

A State Department spouse, Marcelle founded and runs a professional consultancy, Career Valet, as her husband’s job takes them around the world. Marcelle spent 10 years in strategic communications working for the private sector and federal government in the U.S. and Russia before starting her resume writing and coaching business. She is passionate about helping her clients and foreign service and military spouses advance in their careers. When not raising her three children and running her companies, Marcelle loves to dance tap and hip-hop.

Marcelle holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BA from Georgetown University. She is a regular contributor to ClearanceJobs and is a former weekly contributor to the U.S. News and World Report On Careers blog. Marcelle is a certified professional resume writer (CPRW).

Maggie Varona

A U.S. Navy spouse and Certified Public Accountant, Maggie served for almost eight years as Finance Director for a multi-million dollar consulting company, while at the same time raising three kids and orchestrating four domestic and two international moves. After managing the recent acquisition of that company, she decided to set her sights on a more personal and service-oriented career path: helping fellow military spouses pursue their own professional goals. When not noodling on new business ideas, Maggie enjoys tai chi, piano lessons, dance parties with her three boys, and devising ways to outdo last year's birthday cakes.

Maggie holds an MS in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Maryland and a BA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Beth Conlin
Director of Business Devel
An Army spouse, Beth has a background in all areas of sales, business development, and recruiting. After 10 years in business development roles, an overseas assignment to Germany forced her to quit her dream job and get more creative about her career, which is when she found ServingTalent. Beth first reached out to the company for help finding meaningful employment and was beyond ecstatic when they asked her to join the team, serving as the director of recruitment. She now leads business development efforts and is excited for what this new opportunity will bring to ServingTalent and military spouses. When Beth is not introducing the idea of military and foreign service spouse employment to new clients, she can be found coaching CrossFit, traveling with her husband, or loving her dog way too much.

Beth holds an MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu and a BS in Communications from the University of Idaho.

Jenna McKone
Social Media Manager

A U.S. Air Force pilot spouse, Jenna is well-versed in the world of social media and marketing both personally and professionally. After obtaining her degree and working in various industries, Jenna found her passion and talents lie in helping companies grow and creatively share their message through progressive media channels. After moving from a large city with lots of professional growth opportunity to be with her husband, she quickly realized her career dreams may be put on hold. After months of job searching, Jenna landed on ServingTalent, which has allowed her to move where the Air Force sends her while still being able to utilize her degree and skill set for a cause she empathizes with. She is dedicated to spreading ServingTalent’s message to other military and government spouses via social media who may be struggling with similar career blocks. Aside from managing the social media marketing tasks at ServingTalent, Jenna enjoys outdoor lifestyle photography, blogging, music festivals, and traveling. 

Jenna holds a BS in Media Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  

Petya Mandeacheva-Perez
Director of Recruitment

An Army spouse, Petya has a background in finance, compliance and auditing with experience in New York City and Bulgaria. Through those positions, she had to interact with various levels of management and quickly realized that her passion is not in the numbers but rather in communications and connecting people to solve a problem. However, after a military move to South Korea, she had to quit her job and start over again. Luckily, not long after the move, she discovered ServingTalent and became part of the team. Currently, she is heading recruitment, where she strives to understand the experience and skill set of our candidates to match them with an appropriate job opening.

Petya holds an MBA in Finance from Saint Peter’s University and a BS in Accounting from Saint Peter’s College. 

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