NWV Habitat Board of Directors
Huddart Family LLC
Aaron L Huddart is a local business owner and is VP of Huddart Family LLC based in downtown Silverton. Aaron and his family have been involved with NWV Habitat for over 10 years. Aaron joined the Board of Directors in 2011. He has traveled all over the world on various mission trips including Cambodia and Nepal with Habitat for Humanity International. Aaron has been involved in his community trying to make a difference and help out his neighbors. Today, he is connecting with and building relationships with local community leaders, from local and State politicians to Pastors and religious leaders and educators. Aaron has a passion for helping those who need a hand up and are willing to work for their own benefit.
Loren Hartman enjoys the golf course now that he is retired. He uses his past experience as a math teacher and tax preparer to assist nonprofits as a seasoned treasurer. Loren also served as an accountant for several private firms. Loren volunteers at AARP each tax season helping prepare taxes and has a wealth of fiscal management skills.
Loren was first introduced to Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer at the ReStore.
When Loren is not volunteering he is serves his church, community and has enjoyed 35 years on a bowling league.
Mandy Straw is a PMP certified project manager, bringing with her 15+ years of project and risk management experience within the financial services industry. With an emphasis in mortgage origination and the loan servicing life cycle, Mandy is excited to work directly with an organization supporting community families through the transition to homeownership. She is delighted to be asked to join the North Willamette Valley board to help further the vision that “everyone has a decent place to live”
In her free time, Mandy enjoys exploring all the outdoor beauty and adventure Oregon has to offer.
Professor, Willamette University
Steve Patterson is the department chair at Willamette University and has 30 years of experience in the education field.
Dr. Patterson is an historian of religion specializing in the beginnings of Christianity. He is the author of nine books, including most recently The Lost Way (Harper 2014), and The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Origins (Brill, 20103). You will see Dr. Patterson in various documentaries dealing with biblical subject matter. He holds memberships in the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
My name is Deana Fredinburg and I have been volunteering with NWV Habitat for Humanity for 6 years now on the auction committee along with my daughters Brittany and Miranda. We became involved with NWV through Brittany’s co-worker Keri Morris by attending an auction in Canby. Keri then invited us to join her on the auction committee. I work for Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon full time and have been there for 19 years. I have also been working part-time for the Courthouse Athletic Club in the daycare for the past 10 years. I have volunteered time at my daughter’s schools helping with fundraisers, school trips, etc. Brittany and I worked in the nursery and taught Sunday school for the 2 year old class for several years.
RE/MAX HomeSource Realtor
Tammie Anderson is a Realtor with RE/MAX HomeSource in Silverton OR. She grew up in Silverton, and married her husband Eric who was born and raised in Mt. Angel. After working 11 years as a telephone operator in Salem, she quit to raise her 3 children. As the youngest began school it was time to go back to work. Starting as a volunteer at the children’s K-8 school in the Silverton Hills she was soon recruited to become the school librarian. In 2013, 11 years later it was time to pursue her long time dream of becoming a Realtor. Working on a few Habitat Builds with the Northwest Association of Realtors, Tammie was inspired to become more involved with the North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Safety and Health Coordinator, Goodwill Industries
Maren Wyatt is the Safety and Health Coordinator for Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette. She has a background in both profit and non-profit retail management as well as visual design focused on game and software graphics. Maren travels quite a bit for work and enjoys getting a chance to visit various towns and cities. What she loves most is knowing that the work she does is connected to a mission of providing vocational opportunities to the people in those areas. She is excited to be able to bring that joy in community service to the board of North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity.
John L Scott Real Estate, Realator
Julie was born and raised in Portland and the Willamette Valley. She loves exploring the local towns and many outdoor opportunities. Julie is a realtor in the NW with John L Scott and enjoy helping people find their dream home. Volunteering with habitat allows her to provide hope to families achieve the dream of homeownership. As a former teacher, Julie saw how the security of a home allows children to be children and why she am passionate about helping provide affordable homes.
Brian J. Mitchelle
Commercial Loan Officer, Silverton Branch
Brian J. Mitchell is a local community banker in Silverton, Oregon. He spends much of his time working with non-profits organizations and helping staff community service events. Brian is an active member of the Silverton Kiwanis and is also a Board member of the Silverton Chamber of Commerce. When he isn’t busy he like to spend his free time golfing. He received his bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics from Oregon State University. It was at Oregon State University that Brian first got experience with Habitat by volunteering for Benton Habitat for Humanity at home worksites. After establishing himself in the Silverton community, Brian wanted to get more involved with the local habitat affiliate, North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Marilyn is a native Oregonian who live in Mt. Angel. She is a retired elementary school teacher and principal. Assisting families into permanent housing is a noble cause and serving North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity is a way to give back for the many blessings Marilyn has received.
Melissent Zumwalt was raised in the Northern Willamette Valley in close proximity to Canby and Woodburn. She attended Canby High. After high school Melissent graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Her husband of fourteen years is also a native Oregonian (from Eugene). They have been living the past ten years in San Francisco. Recently they returned to Oregon to “settle down” and become involved in service activities in our home state. While in SF, Melissent was employed at the University of California, San Francisco, as an administrator with responsibility for HR, Finance, IT and space management. Upon relocating back to Oregon, her role was restructured to accommodate telecommuting and she continue to work for UCSF remotely.