Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Board of Directors

Meet our Team

Our Board of Directors

Gina Stark

President​

Class 1, from Sedro-Woolley 
Term ends 2021
Gina works in economic development for the Port of Bellingham. She began advocating for affordable housing as a student at Western Washington University and has been working on affordable housing issues ever since. Her passion stems from experiencing firsthand the impact of not having a safe and healthy home.

Eli Mackiewicz

Vice President

Class 2, from Bellingham Term ends in 2022

After spending all four of his college spring breaks building Habitat homes across the country, Eli was hooked on the mission. He served as president of the Ohio University Habitat student chapter before relocating to Bellingham from various points in the Eastern time zone. Eli works as a professional engineering technician for the City of Bellingham Public Works Department, managing green building and low-impact development projects on behalf of homeowners who live near Lake Whatcom. 

Mike Roberts

Director

Class 2, from Lk Samish 
Term ends in 2022
Retired from the construction industry, Mike enjoys a little more time these days for hiking and camping. He puts his extensive construction background to good use not only in the board room but also on the build site. In fact, you can usually find Mike swinging a hammer somewhere in Whatcom County most Wednesdays. Of the motivation behind his service to Habitat Mike says, “The housing need gets greater every day.”

Ryan Kinney

Treasurer

Class 1, from Bellingham Term ends in 2022
 Our treasurer Ryan Kinney works at John Deere, developing finance and accounting software. “It’s organizations like Habitat that continue to provide innovative solutions to solve this basic but critical need of shelter.”

Barry Dikeman

Director

Class 1, from Bellingham Term ends in 2022

Barry is a Project Manager at RAM Construction here in Bellingham, and our newest board member. “I support Habitat because of their creative, hands-on approach to solving the local housing crisis, by empowering future homeowners to build their own homes, through a combination of self-reliance and teamwork–which also happens to build a better, stronger community for all of us.”

Marlin Hendricks

Director

Class 1, from Bellingham Term ends in 2022

Marlin joined our Board of Directors in 2019, but has been involved with Habitat for over 25 years. “I got involved with Habitat because of the way they help people. Life is hard, and to be able to help each other is extremely critical.” 

OUR STAFF

John Moon

Executive Director

Photo of Fred Sheppard

Fred Sheppard

Resource Development Manager

Hillary Pritchard

Community Outreach Director

Chris van Staalduinen

Chris van Staalduinen

Construction Manager

Paul Stromdahl

Construction Manager

Tyla Reyes

Store Frontend Manager

Alic Tung

Store Training Manager

Courtney Bartley

Store Receiving Manager

Ashley Winter

Social Media Coordinator

Linda Montoya

Bookkeeper

Marcelo Pratesi

Communications Manager

Shelly Comstock

Volunteer Coordinator

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