With over 22 years experience in the non-profit sector, Tammy has served as Executive Director since February of 2005. She studied Business Administration at Colorado State University and completed the Non-Profit Leadership Program at Cal State San Marcos in 1997. She lives in Temecula with her husband of 26 years, Scott, and has a daughter, Lindsay. She is the current President of the Southern California Affiliates Association (SCAA) and serves on the Advocacy Committee for Habitat California. She also is board member for the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Elizabeth joined Habitat for Humanity in 2011 bringing over 12 years of non-profit experience, specializing in resource development strategy and implementation. Her past organizations include, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County and Hillcrest Academy. Elizabeth holds Certifications in Non-Profit Event Planning from Cal State San Marcos and in Fundamentals of Fund Raising from La Sierra University. She happily resides in Murrieta, CA with her husband and three children.
In 2009, after serving on the board of directors for eight years, Liz moved into a staff position and managed the 19-home Neighborhood Stabilization Program. During her tenure as a board member, she served as President, Secretary, Public Relations Team Chair, Habitat Way Coordinator, and member of the ReStore startup team. Liz and her husband Bill have lived in Temecula for 16 years. They started as Habitat volunteers in 2000 and were inspired and touched after meeting and working alongside the 6th Street Habitat families. Habitat became Liz’s passion that first day – a passion that has continued on to today. In addition to her work with Habitat, Liz was active in the community as a Master Gardener, Master Composter, and as a helper in her grandchildren’s classrooms. Bill and Liz’s blended family consists of three children and six grandchildren. Prior to retiring in Temecula, Liz worked for over 30 years in various business administration positions, in both managerial and individual contributor roles.
Melanie started with Habitat Inland Valley in August 2012 as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. After a successful year of volunteer service, she was hired as the Volunteer Coordinator. In 2011, Melanie received her BA in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton and joined AmeriCorps NCCC where she was lucky to get her first experience with Habitat in New Orleans. Here, she volunteered in the ReStore and on the construction site to build homes for families affected by Hurricane Katrina. This enriching experience inspired Melanie to continue her work with Habitat at home in Southern California. Outside of work, Melanie enjoys the great outdoors including hiking and beach going, traveling to new locations, reading good books, and spending time with her friends and family.
As a Los Angeles area native, Dawn moved to Temecula in 1994. Since then she has worked over 16-years with non-profit organizations in the Temecula Valley. Her background includes accounting and business management. Dawn started work with Habitat Inland Valley in 2011 as a part time bookkeeper and has taken on more responsibilities as time has passed and now also handles most affairs in Human Resources. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family of four and has a deep love for all-things football.
Kim joined Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley in September 2013. She has over 15 years of experience in a variety of fields including administration, customer service, and special events. She currently serves as the Executive Assistant where she works closely with the Executive Director and Director of Resource Development to help with many administrative tasks. In May 2013 Kim received her certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from Cal State San Marcos and hopes to put these skills to use during Habitat’s many fundraising events and activities. In her spare time, Kim enjoys going to movies, trying different restaurants and exploring new things in her city and surrounding areas.
Mike started with Habitat Inland Valley as a volunteer in 2008 and eventually became a full-time staff member. With 15+ years of experience in the construction industry under his belt, his expertise and knowledge was extremely helpful in opening the Temecula ReStore. In his spare time Mike likes going to the desert, off-roading, and river trips. He also enjoys watching sports and being with friends and family, most notably his son, Mike Jr. and daughter, Kayla.
In January 2008, Richard started as a volunteer with Habitat Inland Valley. He helped to build the 5 homes near Old town Temecula on Habitat Way and to open the Temecula ReStore. Richard has his BA in Business Management from Cal Poly Pomona and a 34 year career with the State of California. After retiring, he looked for part time volunteer work which turned into full-time volunteer work and eventually became a staff member at the Restore. His favorite thing about the ReStore is working with the supportive staff, volunteers and customers. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, building bird houses and spending time with his grandson.
Mark has lived in the area for 46 years. He first became involved with Habitat as a volunteer at the Temecula Restore when it opened and was quickly hired as the manager of the Lake Elsinore Restore. His experience includes 10 years as a Satellite TV technician and managing other retail businesses. Outside of work Mark is an avid hiker and loves camping with his family. He also loves rock concerts and has been to about 200 shows!