OUR FORGE FAMILY
Who We Are
Chad Caylor, Sr
Owner, Retired U.S. Army
Chad is a Retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant and owner of Caylor Forge. He is one of the head instructors in our forge and a dedicated Director of Reforged. When he is not running the store, forge, or volunteering, he is a process engineer.
Marilyn Caylor, MA, LPC
Marilyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She daylights as an LPC at Caylor Counseling and Consulting. Marilyn specializes in combat, sexual assault, and childhood physical/sexual abuse related trauma, and is experienced with LGBTQIA2S+ concerns. She is also the Executive Director of Reforged, a non-profit dedicated to helping Veterans and First Responders with PTSD.
Manager/ Jack of All Trades
Sabrina is the second oldest Caylor child. She is currently working on her Bachelors degree in Anthropology with a Minor in German. She likes to read in her free time. She is passionate about her family and her dogs.
Vic is Chad and Marilyn's eldest son. He is an Air Force Veteran. He is a patient and talented blacksmith. He specializes in small knives and challenging knife styles. He's strange, but we claim him anyway. In his free time, Vic is an avid gamer, especially Minecraft.
Jesus is the middle Caylor son. He is the guy professional knife makers seek to sharpen their knives. He is known for sharpening a blade so well it cut clean through a leather sheath as it slid into place. Jesus is also an avid gamer, with a strong love of the fantasy genre. He is a family guy through and through.
Chad Caylor, Jr
Jr Caylor is Chad and Marilyn's youngest son. He is currently serving as a Marine and we couldn't be more proud of him. He specializes in fantasy knives and curvy knife styles. His interest in blacksmithing after he graduated high school became infectious and passed to the whole Caylor family.
Kari is our newest addition to the team and has been practicing photography for 8 years now. Her favorite outdoor pass time is nature photography/hiking and her favorite indoor pass time is crocheting/painting. She is currently in school for Digital Media & Design with plans to graduate in Spring 2024.
Nate has been blacksmithing for a year now and is one of our instructors. He is a Marine Veteran. When he's not running the store or forging in the back, you can find him outdoors hiking with Kona, his dog.
Robin has been with Caylor Forge since April of 2022. She was born and raised in New York, but moved to Texas in April of 2021. Robin enjoys long motorcycle rides down two lane country roads. When she's not out riding bikes, you can find her crafting or spending time with her Cat and Skinnypig, Crestley and Gus.
Cris has been with us since Mother's Day of 2022. She is an Army Medic Veteran. She daylights as a LVN at a primary care clinic, but when she's not there, you can find her at the Forge or traveling. Cris enjoys hanging out with her children, reading, and crocheting in her spare time.
"I love working at the store because I get to meet new people and fellow Veterans who love to come in for classes or just to see what's new!" - Cris