Teton Habitat is locally overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors, who selects an Executive Director to manage day-to-day operations. Volunteers staff the Family Selection and Support, Finance, International Engagement, DIGS, Global Village, Fundraising, Dream Builders, Construction, and ReStore committees that oversee the various functions of Teton Habitat.
Board of Directors
Patty Lummis, President
Todd Cedarholm, Vice-President
Dawn Pruett, Treasurer
Jean Day, Secretary
Kendra Heimbuck, Executive Director
Sonia Diaz, Homeowner Services Manager
Courtney Allen, Development Officer
Elizabeth Ferguson, Outreach Coordinator
Kelley Web, Office Manager
Peter Wood, Construction Manager
Carl Askegreen, Construction Lead
Kevin Spence, ReStore Manager
Nate Phillips, ReStore Associate
Sahir Enriquez, ReStore Associate
Andrew Swallow, ReStore Associate
Forest Tran, ReStore Associate
Teton Habitat is currently building two homes in Alpine thanks to an extremely generous donation of land made by Alpine Junction LLC, the developers of Alpine Meadows Subdivision.
We are accepting volunteers on site any Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. This project will allow us to continue to fulfill our mission of providing safe, decent and affordable housing for families in need in the Teton area. Want to get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grove Phase 3
Following the completion of our Alpine Meadows build, we will begin on an exciting next step for our organization. Teton Habitat has been awarded the final phase for the Grove project. In the summer of 2017, construction of 24 units over the course of the following four years.
This large scale progression is huge for Teton Habitat, and we will be looking for your support! Donate online today by clicking on the photo, or contact us for volunteering opportunities.
Our partner families invest at least 500 hours of labor, or “sweat equity” in building their homes and those of their neighbors. Families are selected by a Family Selection Committee made up of local volunteers. Partner families are chosen based on their need for housing, their willingness to partner with Habitat, and ability to pay back the mortgage loan. Habitat for Humanity homes are available to all who meet the aforementioned criteria, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. We extend a “hand up, not a hand out.”
Our Sustainable Model
Teton Habitat operates a sustainable model. Our ReStore not only helps our community recycle goods and prevents those from accumulating into our landfill, but it also funds the large majority of our program overhead. This model allows for more donor dollars to impact directly the construction of our homes. Volunteers make homes affordable and leverage donor dollars. Lastly, mortgage payments are reinvested to build future homes.
Teton Habitat became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 1995. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity’s mission statement is, “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.” For more information on Habitat for Humanity International click here.