Carly Colgan

Carly brings a people-first approach to building an organizational culture that drives innovation, collaboration, and results. She has dedicated her career to housing justice and advocates for changes that promote housing equity and removes barriers to building more housing. Outside of work, Carly enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, biking, and generally being outdoors.

juline bodnar

Juline has never met an animal she’d not adopt in a heart-beat (well, except snakes, of which she is deathly afraid…). When Juline is not working on numbers or listening to people, she enjoys spending time with her family playing board games, reading, hiking, and playing with her pets, which currently include a German Shepherd, four chickens, and several Koi fish. She’d love a pygmy goat but her husband has said “Enough!” (for now…). Juline works to make the numbers make sense at Habitat. Whether it is a complicated mortgage, a fiscal budget, or next quarter’s cash flow, she’ll likely be in the midst of it!

deedee johnson

DeeDee was voted dancer of the year in high school and loves to make up fitness routines when she can’t sleep. She enjoys riding her vintage 1970’s Schwinn Cruiser (and singing the Pee Wee Herman theme song at the same time). DeeDee assists with homeowner selection and education and creating programs that help people be the best version of themselves.

Scott Brown

Scott has been with Habitat for Humanity for over ten years in a variety of positions and capacities. He is an avid outdoors enthusiast who can be found most weekends on the mountains, lakes and streams of Central Oregon. Loves to help people realize the joy of home ownership!

Scott Nordquist

Despite a mostly irrelevant background (Park Ranger! Ski Patrol!) Scott is happy to have found a home at Habitat. He’s always up to chat about project funding & plans, and takes pride in helping to make homeownership a reality for local families. On the weekends you can find him running, hiking and biking around Central Oregon with his wife, kids and dogs.

Darrion Cotroneo

Darrion has lived in a few different countries doing human rights work, and she speaks Arabic and Mandarin. When she’s not working, you’ll find her backpacking, running, reading, or learning another language! Darrion champions donor relations, community building, and all things fundraising.

Chris Wheat

Chris and his family arrived in Bend after traveling the world and the country for a year and a half. Formerly the Director of Operations for a church in Chicago, Chris also enjoys renovating homes and is thrilled to have a chance to combine his passion and knowledge at the ReStore.

When he’s not at the office, you’ll find him playing with his kids at parks, going for walks, paddle-boarding or teaching his daughter to ski.

Jen Montgomery

Jen is a seventh generation Oregonian who loves spending time with family and her dogs even more than she loves spending time in spreadsheets.  But she does love a good spreadsheet.  Jen is very excited to be working with the team at Habitat for Humanity to create housing solutions for the community.  Jen studied Finance at the University of Oregon – Go Ducks!

Wendy Kirchhoff

Wendy is passionate about partnering with people and organizations to build up our communities. She started her career working in Nicaragua with a grassroots organization focused on community development initiatives and from there moved to Phoenix, AZ to work in a professional skills training program for young adults. Outside of work, Wendy is an avid mountain biker and can be found ripping down the mountain or hitting some big jumps on her bike.

Grace Weger

Grace has a diverse (albeit disjointed) educational and professional background spanning from international health services to farming and ranching. Her passion for construction and sustainable living blossomed during her time on an off-grid homestead. Armed with multiple accreditations in building science and high-performance construction, Grace is dedicated to weaving a holistic approach into land development, with a firm commitment to equity and sustainability. As an aspiring Jill of all trades, Grace is constantly acquiring new skills and hobbies. Beyond her construction endeavors, she delves into the worlds of bowhunting, weightlifting, and even finds joy in belting out tunes at karaoke sessions

Susan Makris

Susan loves to see the world, from her hometown in the Redwood Forest to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest. When she’s not traveling she enjoys yoga, skiing and generally being in the outdoors. She’s also known for her vegetable puns and retro dance moves. Mostly, Susan loves bringing people together to help build affordable housing.

Karson Maitland

Karson came from a completely different background studying biology/pre-med, but after graduation, changed direction and worked with Habitat as an AmeriCorps Construction Volunteer. She loved the work so much, she decided to join Habitat’s staff and continues to make a positive impact on the community. Outside of work, Karson is usually hanging out with her pup and listening to music.

Steve Stevens

Steve Stevens has lived in beautiful Bend, Oregon for the last 13 years but originally grew up in not-so-beautiful Hollywood, Florida. Steve is also married to his gorgeous wife and together they have the cutest baby boy! When he’s not working, Steve loves to be at home watching reality tv shows, chasing his son while he laughs, drawing, and occasionally venturing outside in the real world to see live standup comedy with his wife.

Hank Montgomery

Hank is the site supervisor for the construction team. During the day he’s building stuff on site with a motley Crew of volunteers and Americorps. After work you might find him, well… building more stuff in his shop, [stubbornly] fixing broken machines that probably deserve to just retire peacefully, or painting portraits while listening to ancient history podcasts.

Jeremy Gentilella

Excited to be back in action, I’m a former AmeriCorps member with a passion for building homes and dreams. Skilled in construction and fueled by a commitment to affordable housing, I’m ready to swing hammers and make a difference. When not on the site, catch me sinking shots on the pool table or perfecting my golf game. Let’s build together!

Joni Gullixson

Joni has over 20 years of experience working for nonprofits in Bend and Portland helping kids, seniors, and the arts.  She is excited to be with an organization that brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.  In the evenings and on the weekends, you can find Joni ballroom dancing – including tango, playing cards, reading, and participating (reluctantly) in karaoke.  If that isn’t enough, she is now learning pickleball.

Miriam Lea

Miriam stumbled into the Human Resources field 25 years ago and knew she found her dream career. She has worked with a wide variety of companies from large, publicly traded corporations to small, high-tech startups. She loves bringing a people first approach to the culture and practices of organizations. Outside of Habitat, Miriam loves all things Central Oregon; hiking, skiing, camping, running and quilting.

Board of directors


  • Tim Hix – President & Treasurer
  • BK Crider – Vice President
  • Joyce Cranston – Secretary


  • Jeff Belzer
  • Jose Graterol
  • Eleanor Bessonette
  • Michael Hanbey
  • Steve McDonald
  • Scott Holmberg
  • Heather Schreiber
  • Richard Berg