Board of Directors
BOB WETTERGREN - BOARD PRESIDENT
Bob was formerly Co-Executive Director, and Director of Operations and Construction at Flatirons Habitat for Humanity. He also had a number of
management roles with AT&T/Lucent Bells Labs prior to his retirement.
Bob became interested in HFHSVV because the affiliate is very active in building well-constructed, attractive homes for low income families. This will provide opportunities to enhance the quality of their lives. He has been volunteering at the affiliate’s construction sites as a crew leader.
Bob has been a volunteer and staff member with Habitat since 2000. He led volunteer Habitat team builds in Durban, South Africa and served as a volunteer house leader with the Jimmy and Rosalind Carter – Habitat for Humanity Work Projects in Thailand, Haiti, and Dallas. Bob also planned, developed, and led a team that built a 150 member church building in Molweni, South Africa.
A fun fact from Bob's life is that he once cared for an elephant for a day in Thailand which included feeding, examining and smelling her dung, and giving her a bath in a river. He enjoys serving as a crew leader, traveling the California coast and hiking local front range mountain trails.
ABBY RENNER - BOARD TREASURER
Abby is a Managing Broker/Realtor at Remax Nexus.
She has been involved with Habitat for more than eight years and loves seeing families change and grow through having a decent, affordable, and safe place to live.
A fun fact about Abby is that she has four pygmy fainting goats! She loves to be outdoors and frequently goes camping in a teepee.
JAMIE PLASTER - BOARD MEMBER
Jamie is a Real Estate Broker at ERA Tradewind Real Estate. Being in the housing market, he knows the importance of home ownership for all - the pride one has in owning their own home. Joining the Board is just another way to see people get into homes and for him to give his time and talents in our great community.
Jamie is a Longmont Native, Eagle Scout, a Graduate of Longmont High and a Colorado State University alumni (GO RAMS!).
He was awarded the Realtor of the year in 2007 and was President of the Longmont Association of Realtors in 2004. He loves to play golf, and is active in coaching his kids in youth sports. Jamie also enjoys building things.
GEORGE HEATH - BOARD MEMBER
George is a native of San Francisco, CA. He earned his B.S. Degree at Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas. He also holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in Florida.
George chaired the Dallas Social Workers Network in 1980 and directed the Senior Adult Outreach Program for the Dallas Baptist Association 1978-1987. In 1980-85 he served as Director of College Student Work Program.
George and his wife have a blended family of 7 grown children and 11 grandchildren. They lived in Longmont until 1998 then moved to Firestone.
George became a vendor for Pacific Coast Merchandising, servicing Home Depot and Lowe’s in the area. In 2001 he accepted a position as Regional Manager of 14 employees in 9 states. In 2003 he was hired to assist in opening The Great Indoors in Broomfield, CO. In 2008 hr retired from working, but not from living.
In 2011 George was appointed to the Firestone Planning & Zoning Commission and was elected to Town Board of Trustees in 2012. He serves as Firestone's Representative to DRCOG, and is a founding member of The Carbon Valley Help
In 2013, George was appointed to the Weld/Greeley Housing Authority.
LUIS CHAVEZ - BOARD MEMBER
Luis works at the St. Vrain Valley School District as the Homeless Education Liaison.
He wants to contribute to the efforts Habitat For Humanity is investing to provide housing opportunities for those that could benefit from the assistance and support of the program. Luis believes and has personally witnessed the positive results and great outcomes Habitat has produced for the community and other communities.
Luis considers himself blessed being part of this community after he migrated from Mexico almost 26 years ago. He had the opportunity to start working with the SVVSD in 1992, the same year he got married, and he has performed a variety of jobs having the blessing to learn the language, become a translator/interpreter, go to college, and become a Special Education Teacher during the time he has been a part of the school district. He also has a Head Coach position through the Soccer Program at Skyline High School and has been doing that for the last 7 years.
DEANNA DYER - BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
Deanna works as a Real Estate Broker Associate at Dyer Realty, Inc.
She decided to join Habitat's Board of Directors because she admires the work the organization does in the community and its accomplishments over the years. She also appreciated the philosophy of giving someone a hand up, rather than a hand out.
Deanna grew up in Longmont and attended CU Boulder where she played the french horn in the marching band there. In her spare time she has also been active in the Lions Club, the Longmont Association of Realtors and the City of Longmont Affordable Housing Task Force. For fun Deanna enjoys hiking with her dog.
RICHARD DIERKS - BOARD SECRETARY
Richard Dierks was formerly the Dean of the University of Florida and University of Illinois, Colleges of Veterinary Medicine.
He has had a long term interest in HFH and in serving the local community. At HFHSVV Richard helps facilitate the Community Development Committee.
Richard also likes to travel the US and internationally. He has served on numerous national and international professional organizations and committees including the US Army Veterinary Corps, Pan American Health Organization, American Veterinary Medical Association, Pew Foundation, Hong Kong Government, USDepartment of Agriculture, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control).
JEFF KING- BOARD MEMBER
Jeff King began his career with FirstBank in 1994 and currently serves as Senior Vice President for the Longmont Market. He has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate, construction, SBA and small business lending. Jeff also serves as Senior Vice President for 1031 Corporation Exchange Professionals, a subsidiary of FirstBank. In this capacity since 2010, he has been involved in all facets of 1031 Corporation, with primary responsibility for corporate strategy, business development and personnel management.
Jeff earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1994, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking in 2005
Along with being a board member, Jeff also chairs HFHSVV's Audit Committee.
THERESA PICKNER - BOARD MEMBER
Theresa has operated her own law practice in Colorado since 1989. She practices primarily in the areas of Business, Taxation and Estate Planning.
Her educational background includes a Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in accounting, a Law Degree and a Masters of Laws in Taxation
from the University of Denver.
Theresa has over 600 clients and has been teaching business law classes since 1996. She has published with Author Ira Nottingson The Small Business Legal Tool Kit, published by Entrepreneur Press.
Ms. Pickner has been a volunteer with the Small Business Development Center for over 15 years. She sat on the Board of Directors of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce from 2003-2005 and was awarded the Member of Distinction (2006) and Volunteer of the Year (1999).
DREW DEPLER - BOARD MEMBER
Drew is the current Global Outreach Pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church. He decided to join the Board of Directors because he believes in Habitat's mission and model. Also, in his current role as Pastor he sees development projects around the world and noted the extreme impact of the work Habitat is doing.
Drew serves locally and nationally on several boards and committees. His favorite activities are spending time with his family and enjoying the great Colorado outdoors.
TOM DUEBER- BOARD MEMBER