The St. Vrain Habitat Team
DAVID EMERSON - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
303-682-2485 ext. 100
David is responsible for all St. Vrain affiliate activities. Prior to moving to Longmont, David served as the volunteer Executive Board Director of South Palm Beach County Habitat for Humanity for two and a half years. While there he launched a ReStore, developed a long-term strategic plan, and led the successful search for a new executive director. In 2006 he left 3M, where he was a sales analyst, to pursue his passion for Habitat’s mission full-time.
David believes that it is a matter of human dignity to provide housing for all people, regardless of race, creed, or economic status. His passion was recognized when he was named 2007 Habitat for Humanity Colorado Executive Director of the Year.
David holds a MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. In his free time, he enjoys coaching and playing a variety of sports.
JULIE GALLEGOS - DIRECTOR OF HOMEOWNER SERVICES AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
303-682-2485 ext. 103
Julie started with Habitat in the Spring of 2008 as Manager, then Director of Family Services. Julie introduced the Keys Community program and enjoys teaching Blueprints and Keys to Volunteering classes.
Julie is passionate about international ministry. She enjoys leading Habitat Global Village trips to help build homes with Habitat affiliates in other countries.
Julie has 12 years experience working in non-profits including a Homeless Shelter in Westminster and a Refugee Resettlement Agency in Tucson. She served as a Director of a school for Sudanese and other East African refugees in Cairo, Egypt.
Outside of Habitat Julie is kept very busy with her two young sons. Julie enjoys travel, photography and learning other languages.
STEPHEN SCOTT - CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR
Stephen has 10 years of construction experience on both single family and multi unit homes. He has also been active in Habitat’s home repair program.
Stephen attended Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. He first engaged with Habitat for Humanity in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and has worked for affiliates in Bay St. Louis, MS and Tuscaloosa, AL. Stephen joined the St. Vrain team in September of 2014.
REBECCA SHANNON - OUTREACH AND VOLUNTEER MANAGER
303-682-2485 ext. 102
Rebecca Shannon is a 15-year veteran of the outdoor industry while also guiding backpacking trips for nonprofit organizations such as Big City Mountaineers.
An inspiring expedition during the summer of 2013 led Rebecca to Regis University where she is currently working on a Master of Nonprofit Management. A longtime volunteer working with teens, Rebecca is excited to see the other side of nonprofit work and transform her passion for community service into a full-time career.
Originally from New Hampshire and a country girl at heart, Rebecca has embraced Colorado as her home. When not studying or working, you can find Rebecca outside: on her mountain bike or in the garden, hiking with her husband & dog or wrangling backyard chickens.
ED KEPPLE- RESTORE MANAGER 303-776-3334 EKepple@stvrainhabitat.org
Ed joined our Habitat for Humanity ReStore team in August 2016. He brings more than 40 years of retail experience including store management, district management, merchandising, purchasing, product development and team building by leadership. He has held positions with companies such as Fed-Mart, Costco, Sam's Club, Pace Warehouse, Best Buy, and SAS Retail Services.
Most recently Ed held the position of Store Manager for the Salvation Army flagship store in Parker, Colorado. Ed carries a strong work ethic lead by encouragement, empowerment and enthusiasm for greater productivity by emphasis on TEAM.
Ed and his wife of 32 years, Susan, are active volunteers and provide their home as a foster home for the Colorado Japanese Chin "dog" Rescue. For seven years they have opened their home to fostering chins and dedicated their love to rehabilitating and re-homing more than thirty Japanese Chins to their forever homes.
In his spare time, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife Susan, family, grandchildren, grilling, NASCAR racing, football, thrifting and antiquing at Thrift and Antique stores.
Ed is excited to bring his skills and experience to the Habitat family to help build affordable housing in the St. Vrain area.
JOHN LOVELL - DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
303-682-2485 ext. 101
John has been a volunteer with St. Vrain Habitat since 2000. He worked on the affiliate's first strategic plan and opened the ReStore in 2006. From 2008-2010 John served Flatirons Habitat for Humanity as Executive Director. John has been in marketing and sales leadership roles in a variety of industries. He also owns a photography business specializing in portraiture and commercial work.
Habitat's philosophy of "a hand up, not a hand out" initially attracted John to the organization. He believes that all people should put their faith into action.
John is a graduate of the University of Colorado and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an active member of Rocky Mountain Christian Church. He loves to hike and snowshoe whenever he gets the chance.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at CSU she moved to Chicago to earn a Master of Divinity Degree. She then spent two years working with youth and adults in a church in Michigan.
After completing her work there she did some traveling in South America and spent six months teaching English in South Korea.
Finally, she settled back in Longmont and is very happy to be back home, working to make a difference in her community.
DAVID KIRK - SITE SUPERVISOR
David started with Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley in January 2016. He graduated from the University of Maryland in May 2013 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. It was during college that he first became involved with Habitat through winter break service trips to South Carolina.
After graduation, he decided to pursue his interest in constructing affordable housing. He served as an AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C for two years before taking a job in Longmont as a Site Supervisor.
NICOLE STANEK - NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION MANAGER
Nicole originally served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member here with the Family Services Department as the Keys Program Coordinator in 2010. Nicole joined St. Vrain Habitat as the volunteer coordinator in 2012. She was promoted to Neighborhood Revitalization Manager in 2015. She is also the Host Site Manager for St. Vrain's Americorps members.
Nicole comes from the San Francisco Bay area via Syracuse, NY and Louisiana. She now lives in Denver. Nicole received her Masters of Non-Profit Management from Regis University in December of 2016.
Nicole is an avid outdoors woman. She enjoys snowboarding, biking, rock climbing, cooking and bringing awesome friends to the work site.
LINDA MOMAYEZ - ACCOUNTANT 303-682-2485 ext. 105
Linda started at Habitat for Humanity in June 2014. She splits her work week between Flatirons Habitat in Lafayette, CO and St. Vrain Habitat in Longmont.
Linda grew up in Boulder, CO before moving to Orange County in California for 25 years. Missing her family she decided to move back to Colorado in 2000 and now lives in Erie. She attends Flatirons Community Church and has watched it continue to grow in the last 15 years.
Linda has two adult children and five grandchildren whom she loves spending her free time with. She also enjoys gardening, camping and traveling.