Our staff has an unwavering commitment and passion for our mission of building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. We work tirelessly to ensure the long-term success of our organization.
I began serving as the Executive Director in 2009. My passion is to help build strong communities through partnerships. I have been amazed to see the change which occurs when individuals or organizations bring their strengths together for the community's good. Each home we have constructed is the result of what we have accomplished together. I love to hear about the success of one of our homeowner's or their children and know it was made possible because we all came together to help that family build strength, stability, and self-reliance.
I became a part of the Habitat Family in February of 2013 and I am very glad I did. I have come to appreciate more and more the "hand up"opportunity our program offers. It allows staff, families and volunteers to join forces in constructing homes which provide an environment for learning, growing and loving. I realized early on that the building of homes becomes the building of lives! I love helping this happen!!
My involvement with community outreach began many years ago with an organization called Chicago Cares that focused on improving classroom facilities in inner city schools. The next set of experiences spanned eight years with Rebuilding Together in Aurora, Illinois. It focuses on home improvements, restoration and repairs for single mothers and veterans. Rebuilding Together relationships led to multiple construction mission trips to Ecuador focused on worship center and classroom facilities. Here in Bowling Green, HOTEL INC, a homeless / poverty outreach organization has provided me many volunteer project opportunities. Now that I have ended my career in manufacturing, I feel so honored to have the opportunity to join the Bowling Green Habitat for Humanity team.
I became the ReStore Manager in October 2016. I found Habitat during my personal quest to work with an organization that was both compelling and competent. In other words, I really wanted to work in an organization that did good work and attracted good people. It is a joy to work with our staff, board, volunteers, and this community to raise funds in support of our goal of building strength, stability, and self-reliance in Bowling Green. From donors and shoppers, our team and core volunteers, partner businesses and partner families; the great joy of this work is playing a part in the collective effort of this community investing in a vision of a better future where everyone has an affordable and safe place to call home.
I started as the Customer Experience Team Lead for the ReStore in 2017 and became the Assistant Manager in 2018. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is something that definitely drew me to this organization. Striving to make sure everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home is something I am very passionate about. To be able to work every day to see that happen right here in my own community is amazing. In my position, I am fortunate enough to watch the community's donated items turn into a home for a family and that's always a moving thing to experience. Watching a family receive the keys to their new home is beyond great, but seeing the hope and possibilities in that families eyes is something I will never get enough of.
Dominic Castlen is our part-time ReStore Associate
Aaron Hawkins is our part-time Truck Driver and ReStore Associate
DeShawna Maxey is our Volunteer Leader.
Justin Wilson is our full-time Truck Driver and ReStore Associate.