Habitat for Humanity of Colorado is celebrating our silver anniversary in 2017, twenty-five years of working in service of those communities dedicated to building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. As we celebrate twenty-five years of building a better future for Colorado, we wanted to shine a spotlight on our staff who bring a wealth of collective experience in the nonprofit and affordable housing sectors to the Habitat ministry as well as an abundance of enthusiasm and dedication!
Role with Habitat for Humanity of Colorado:
How long have you worked with Habitat for Humanity:
What does a typical work day look like?
As the Administrative Coordinator, I do anything and everything to ensure that the office runs smoothly. This involves something as simple as answering the phone, to more detailed projects such as providing design work for training materials or following up with affiliates regarding grant allocations.
What has been your favorite thing about working for Habitat for Humanity of Colorado?
The travel! As a fresh transplant to Colorado, there is so much of the state that I have yet to see. I love that working for Habitat for Humanity of Colorado not only allows me to support affordable housing but also allows me to explore God’s creation.
What is your favorite place in Colorado?
I’m still exploring all of Colorado, but the Timber Creek campground at Rocky Mountain National Park has to be one of my favorite places to go. There is nothing like a sunset over the mountains that turns the sky a fiery orange or a moose walking up to your camp site while you’re cooking breakfast!
What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is Forrest Gump. I cry every time he is at Jenny’s grave talking to her about their son.
What purchases have you made at Habitat ReStores?
I’ve bought a bicycle, vintage Tupperware, dishes, and paint. My most recent purchase was a dresser that some may have seen as ugly, but I saw amazing potential. It’s one of my proudest upcycles yet.
How did you first hear about Habitat for Humanity?
During a marketing video where I acted like a dunce and didn’t know the difference between the Oklahoma Humanities Council and Habitat for Humanity (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJFWobFT7WE). After that, I read about Habitat for Humanity during one of my undergraduate courses in the book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, by Crutchfield and McLeod Grant.
What does home mean to you?
To me, home means sanctuary. A place that not only feels safe to you, but a place that is welcoming to all guests.