Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Board of Directors

Meet our Team

Our Board of Directors

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Marlin Hendricks

Director

Class 1, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2024

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.” 
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Ryan Kinney

Treasurer

Class 3, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2026

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.”
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Eli Mackiewicz

Vice President

Class 2, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2025

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.
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Isabel Meaker

Director

Class 1, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2024
Isabel became aware of Habitat while searching for support for families experiencing homelessness from the Bellingham Public Schools, where she serves as the Executive Director of Family Engagement. “Housing stability and ownership change people’s lives and can transform a community. Habitat is creating these opportunities for families in Whatcom County right now.”
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Lorrie Melton

Director

Class 3, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2026

Bio coming soon!
Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts

Director

Class 2, from Lk Samish | Term ends in 2025

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.”
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Gina Stark

President​

Class 1, from Sedro-Woolley | Term ends 2024

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.

OUR STAFF

Courtney Bartley

Store Director

Zachary Elicker

Volunteer Crew Lead

Elle England

Communications Coordinator

Tralayna Haslett

Volunteer Development Manager

Brian Mattioli

Site Superintendent

Linda Montoya

Bookkeeper

John Moon

Executive Director

Victor Paulson

Store Receiving Manager

Marcelo Pratesi

Director of Advancement and Communications

Chris Pritchard

Volunteer Crew Lead

Hillary Pritchard

Community Outreach Director

Kelli Fulton-Ratliff

Events & Donor Relations Manager

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Fred Sheppard

Resource Development Manager

Chris van Staalduinen

Chris van Staalduinen

Construction Director

Uriah Wilston

Volunteer Crew Lead

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