With nearly two decades in the non-profit world, Wendy brings a wealth of operational and strategic experience to her role as Executive Director at the North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity. She understands the commitment necessary to meet the unique challenges and objectives faced by organizations who serve their community, and the value of including that community in the solution.
The mission of Habitat for Humanity has always been near and dear to her own heart. As a single mother in the 90’s who worked hard to provide a home for her daughter, she knows first-hand how a safe and stable home environment—a place to call their own—can enable children to grow and truly thrive.
Steve served 27 years in the United States Air Force working overseas in England, Norway and Saudia Arabia where he flew F-111 aircraft and managed multi-million dollar budgets. As Business Manager at NWV Habitat, Steve handles the many Habitat home mortgages and oversees the day-to-day financial needs of the organization.
Michele has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in Secondary Education. She taught high school English and Drama for six years before the birth of her daughter. She has worked with several nonprofits including Outdoor School, Upward Bound, and the Sun Mentor Program. Having worked in the educational field, she is used to fundraising and forming community connections. Michele is pleased to be working with such a valuable organization.
Office and Volunteer Coordinator
Cayla Catino was born and raised in Pennsylvania where she attended Slippery Rock University. In 2011 she graduated with a degree in Music Therapy/Piano and minored in Psychology and Non Profit Leadership. For the past 7 years Cayla has worked with various human services nonprofit organization.
Tom volunteered with NWV Habitat for three years before joining the team in 2010 as Construction Manager. He spent five years as a general contractor after retiring from a 30-year career in special education. Tom’s role as Construction Manager enables our partner families to work side by side with volunteers while staying focused on the project at hand.
Connie holds a degree in Management and uses her extensive experience in quality assurance, sales and merchandising to run successful retail operations that contribute to funding the mission of NWV Habitat. NWV ReStores have sold over $1,000,000 due largely to Connie’s management and marketing skills.
Ed is a retired horticulture teacher from MacLaren School in Woodburn, Oregon. He farms hard gourds on his property for artwork and is the president of the Willamette Valley Bowling Association. His goals at NWV Habitat include improving customer relations and making the ReStore more customer-friendly!