Board of Directors

St. Vrain Habitat's Board of Directors can be reached by emailing:

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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. In her spare time, she is 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.


Ryan joined the Board of Directors in 2018 and currently serves as our Treasurer. He is the Chair of our Audit Committee, and is a Thrivent Financial Associate. He first started volunteering with Habitat in the late ‘80s.

Ryan is from Minnesota, and he is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois. He has been married for 20 years and has four kids. The family enjoys camping and visiting the mountains.


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
Center. In 2013, George was appointed to the Weld/Greeley Housing Authority.


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. 

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Chuck is a self employed, multi-housing developer working through his residential development, consulting, and  operations entity called Catamount Properties, Ltd.  Catamount has developed a variety of housing for rent and for sale in communities along the front range and in Winter Park, Colorado.  Chuck joined the Habitat Board to assist in the development of affordable housing. 

Chuck has lived in Colorado for over 55 years and attended both the University of Colorado in Boulder and Western State College in Gunnison, CO.  He enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, hiking, biking, and camping. 

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Mark recently retired from 40 years of ordained ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. He served congregations in Littleton, Black Forest, Monument, Boulder, and most recently, at Bethlehem Lutheran in Longmont. Throughout his time serving the Lutheran churches, he was involved with Habitat and was continually impressed by Habitat’s mission and impact.

Mark and his wife, Ruth have been married 43 years and are blessed to have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Mark enjoys reading, hiking, snowboarding, visiting his grandkids, traveling, and volunteering. He is pleased to join the Habitat board.


Russ is retired from an enjoyable career in retail. He was the owner of No Place Like Home Furniture store in Boulder, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Minnesota - School of Business with a degree in accounting.

Russ is active in the Longmont Breakfast Optimist Club. He has been involved with St. Vrain Habitat for 15 years and currently serves on the Family Selection Committee. He enjoys helping families improve their circumstances through their own hard work.

Russ enjoys skiing, bicycling, hiking, traveling, and spending time with his 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

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Alisa is the Manager of Project Operations for Global Healthcare Exchange. She brings 20 years of professional experience in national and international project management across multiple industries including technology, automotive and the Olympics.

Alisa has served as a board member and committee chair for several organizations including Rotary and the Presbyterian Church, USA. Her passion is international travel having visited 40 countries so far.

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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).

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Craig lives in Estes Park and is excited to be an advocate for Habitat's role in providing affordable workforce housing in that community and the St. Vrain Valley. In his business life, Craig was a program Manager for both Apple and Hewlett-Packard in California, Texas and Idaho.

Craig has volunteered building homes with a variety of Habitat affiliates in the US, Nepal and Portugal. Upon moving to Colorado he decided that he wants to get more deeply involved with Habitat's mission.


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Dr. McCarty was born and raised in Longmont. He was in the first class to graduate from the new Longmont High School and attended the University of Colorado before medical school in Des Moines Iowa.

Dave is married to Ila and they have two grown children and four grandchildren, all living in the Longmont area. After retiring from the Longmont Clinic, Dave volunteers at Hopelight Clinic seeing Internal Medicine patients.  He stays active enjoying golfing, swimming, traveling, and sporting and school activities with the grandchildren.

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Donna Hurst is a Branch Manager with Wells Fargo. She joined the Habitat board because she truly believes in the cause as Wells Fargo is a huge advocate for Community Support.

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Africa, Donna has helped support a number of builds and the Dacono park beautification project. She loves to travel and has a goal to visit every continent during her lifetime. She has visited 3 out of the 7 continents– Africa, Asia, and North America.

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Derek Hill is the Assistant Vice President at FirstBank of Longmont where he has worked since 2000. When another FirstBank officer stepped down from the board, Derek jumped at the opportunity to serve a get involved in community. He graduated from Fall Mountain Regional High School in New Hampshire, where he was born and raised, and holds a degree from Regis University in Colorado. In his spare time, he enjoys playing games and going to Red Feather Lakes with his wife and two kids.   

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Bio coming soon!