The Staff of Habitat Portland Region

Leadership Team

Steve Messinetti

President & CEO

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Favorite PDX Eatery: Oregon Public House – Portlands only nonprofit pub with 100% of profits going to local nonprofits

Brendon Connelly

Chief Operating Officer

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Favorite way to spend day off: Surfing and/or avoiding chores

Becky White

VP of Construction

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Olimpia Trusty-Sojka

VP Finance

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Hobby or Skill: Violinist (music) and photographer

Matina Kauffman

VP Homeownership & Neighborhood Programs

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503-287-9529 x22

Favorite PDX Activity: Trying out a new restaurant or going to a branch of the library that’s new to me

Erika Kennel

VP of Resource Development

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Favorite Oregon Hidden Gem: The Gorge White House – cider tastings with mountain views and acres of flowers

Julie Carter

Vice President of Retail Operations

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503-517-0720

Construction Team

Fernando Morales Torres

Director Of Construction

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Favorite Oregon Hidden Gem: The Gordon House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Silverton, OR

Tonino Pacifico

Construction Project Manager

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Favorite Hobbies: Cooking, reading, Legos, traveling and gaming

John Keenan-Mudrick

Construction Superintendent

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503-287-9529

Favorite PDX Eatery: Pine State Biscuits

John Kott

Construction Superintendent

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503-287-9529

Ryan Martini

Construction Superintendent

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Flora Lang

Assistant Construction Superintendent

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503-287-9529

Leo Manlupig

Assistant Construction Superintendent

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503-287-9529

Hobby: Playing Basketball and Camping

Steve Swart

Assistant Construction Superintendent

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503-287-9529

Favorite way to spend day off: Wind-sailing the Columbia

Kira Taylor

Assistant Construction Superintendent

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503-287-9529

Favorite hobbies: kayaking, hiking, camping…anything outdoors!

Ian Gallager

Project Engineer

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Favorite Portland Hidden Gem: Amazing jazz and pizza every night at 1905

Melissa Robson

Project Manager

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Favorite way to spend a day off: Exploring trails with my husband and two dogs

Jaime Alcala

Quality Control & Safety Coordinator

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Adam Alfonso

Site Superintendent

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Stephen Emanuel

Home Repair/Warranty Superintendent

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Sean Parker

Project Engineer

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Sam Seagren

AmeriCorps Crew Lead

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Finance & Administration Team

Amy Cissell

Government Grants Manager

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Hobby: I love birdwatching, both in my backyard and out and about

Mike Armentrout

Staff Accountant

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Maribeth Berg

Bookkeeper

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Favorite way to spend day off: Sitting in my garden

Larry Callan

Business Analyst

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Melissa Magana

Human ReSources Generalist

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Nicole Taylor

Director of Human Resources and Talent

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Debbie Vuylsteke

Staff Accountant

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Gretchen Westlight

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

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Must-Do with Out-of-Towners: Take them driving to Mt. Hood and watch their faces when we go around that bend in SR 35 where the view changes abruptly from forest to desert

Homeownership Team

Samuel Eckhart

Home Repair Manager

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Favorite Oregon Activity: Backpacking!

Michelle Rosa Bouza

Homeownership Program Manager

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Hobby: Changes every week, this month I’m trying my hand at soldering jewelry and pottery

Loretta Kelly

Lending And Compliance Manager

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Favorite PDX Eatery: Prescott Café – great breakfasts and excellent pancakes

Shelby Butcher

Homeownership Program Coordinator/IDA Specialist

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Hobby: Earthquake Preparedness and natural disaster nerd

Alysia Yamasaki

Homeownership Program Coordinator

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Hobby/Skill: I know too many random celebrity facts

Annette Pronk

Community Development Manager

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Tifani Tucker

Homeownership Program Specialist

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Anthony Grimaldi

Home Repair Manager West

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Erin Maxey

Director of Homeownership Programs

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Resource Team

Marci Bifone

Individual & Business Engagement Manager

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Jane Christensen

Senior Development Manager

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Favorite PDX Activity: Paddle boarding on local waterways

Hope Howard

Senior Grants & Data Manager

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Lauren Johnson

Sr. Donor Engagement Officer

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Favorite PDX Eatery: Boxer Ramen

Preston Korst

Advocacy and Government Relations Manager

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Favorite Oregon Activity: Hiking South Sister in Central OR

Kat Lucid

Volunteer Manager

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Melinda Musser

Director Of Communications

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Favorite PDX Eatery: Tienda de Leon – best carnitas tacos in Oregon

Tor Ostrom

Senior Business Engagement Officer

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Keven Salazar 

Communications Coordinator

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Taryn Sauer 

Communications Manager

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Sakuna Thong

Gift Processing Specialist

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