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Staff & Board

Staff Members

Dalene Skates, Executive Director

Works with the board, committees, volunteers and Partner Families. Oversees the administrative work of the affiliate and ensures compliance with Habitat for Humanity International guidelines. Manages all marketing and fund-raising activities.

Jennifer Skates, Special Project Coordinator

Manages a variety of projects to further the work of the affiliate including office management, fund raising, awareness building, and promotion.

2021 Board Members

Jim Backenstose, President

John Hales, Vice President

Russell Tappy, Secretary


Ron Axtell, Treasurer 

Jim Riewe – Site Selection Committee Chair

Tom Didier – Safety Committee Chair

Lindsay Petersen – Family Support Committee Chair ​

Laurie Vonderlage – Family Selection Committee Chair

Mark Stadler

Les Ravenscroft 

James Lombardi 

Jennifer Connell

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