Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Board of Directors

Meet our Team

Our Board of Directors

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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.
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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. 
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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.”
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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.”
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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.” 
Isabel Meaker

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.”

OUR STAFF

Courtney Bartley

Store Receiving Manager

Troy Buist

Construction Superintendent

Andrew Bridgeforth

Construction Manager

Rue Macdonald

Store Training Manager

Kelli Fulton

Store Logistics Lead

Tralayna Haslett

Site Supervisor

Linda Montoya

Bookkeeper

John Moon

Executive Director

Erika Moore

Volunteer Development Manager

Perry Olason

Donor Relations Manager

Victor Paulson

Store Receiving Manager

Marcelo Pratesi

Director of Advancement and Communications

Hillary Pritchard

Community Outreach Director

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Fred Sheppard

Resource Development Manager

Chris van Staalduinen

Chris van Staalduinen

Construction Director

Uriah Wilston

Store Front End Manager

Ashley Winter

Social Media Coordinator

Zachary Elicker

Volunteer Crew Lead

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