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Meet our 2018-2019 Executive Board!

Toni Marano - Co-President

Year: Senior

Major: Food Systems/Environmental Science/Spanish/Horticulture 

Hometown: Clarendon Hills, Illinois

Two things I can't live without: Tevas and Triathlons

When I'm not doing Habitat: You can find me outdoors gardening.

My favorite Habitat memory: Spending 11 weeks this past summer biking across the country and advocating for affordable housing with Bike & Build. 

 

 

 

 toni.marano@uofmhabitat.org

Jacob Smith - Co-President (Fall 2018)

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biomedical Engineering 

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Two things I can't live without: Protein shakes & oxygen

When I'm not doing Habitat: You can find me drinking coffee at Bordertown, lifting weights, or complimenting people

My favorite Habitat memory: Last winter at the Habitat for Humanity Ice Castle, huddled around the fire telling jokes and drinking hot chocolate.

 

jacob.smith@uofmhabitat.org

 

Lee Thompson - 60K Day Coordinator/Co-President (Spring 2019)

Year : Junior

Major: Human Resources & Public and Nonprofit Management 

Minor: Spanish Studies

Hometown: Orono, Minnesota

Two things I can't live without: naps and jalapeño chips

When I'm not doing Habitat: you can find me running, spending time with family and friends, working, and exploring Minneapolis (especially coffee and tea shops)

My favorite Habitat memory: Going on my first house build and getting to actually contribute to the structure of the house - it was so cool to see how our work that day immediately helped bring Habitat one step closer to achieving the final goal of building a house!

 

lee.thompson@uofmhabitat.org

 

Melissa Markay - Vice President of Finance

Year:  Senior

Major: Human Resources & Public and Nonprofit Management

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Two things I can't live without: Heated socks and my bike

When I'm not doing Habitat: You can find me exploring the Twin Cities, playing with dogs, or working.  

My favorite Habitat memory: The Muddy Sunday Volleyball Tournament!

 

melissa.markay@uofmhabitat.org

Madeline Sladek - Vice President of Communications

Year : Junior

Major: Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management

Minor: Management Information Systems

Hometown: Delano, Minnesota

Two things I can't live without: Coffee and running

When I'm not doing Habitat: You can find me hanging out with friends, thrifting, running, hammocking, or bikigg

My favorite Habitat memory: My first build!  It was a MegaBuild, so the day was action-packed and energy-filled!

 

madeline.sladek@uofmhabitat.org

 

Madeline Smith - Vice President of Volunteer Coordination

Year: Junior

Major: Microbiology

Hometown: Sandy, Utah

Two things I can't live without: coffee and horror movies from the 1940s

When I'm not doing Habitat: you can find me eating cereal or running

My favorite Habitat memory: filling in an attic with fluff with Toni while wearing a full plastic body suit

 

madeline.smith@uofmhabitat.org

 

Nick Freiter - Vice President of Fundraising

Year: Senior

Major: Math/Computer Science

Hometown: Dunstable, Massachusetts

Two things I can't live without: Naps and french fries

When I'm not doing Habitat: You can find me playing sports like basketball, soccer and table tennis. I also like to hike, or relax with some Netflix or a book.

My favorite Habitat memory: My friend and I learned how to plant a tree from two warring master gardeners with very different opinions on proper tree planting etiquette.

 

nicholas.freiter@uofmhabitat.org

 

Zach Wajda - Vice President of Fundraising

Year : Sophomore

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Blair, Nebraska

Two things I can't live without: Dogs (obviously) and music

When I'm not doing Habitat: You can find me doing schoolwork or exploring Minneapolis

My favorite Habitat memory: Driving a crew of volunteers around to houses during a blizzard.

 

zach.wajda@uofmhabitat.org

 

Alex Landshof - Vice President of Marketing

Year : Junior

Major: Marketing & Finance

Hometown: Hilliard, Ohio

Two things I can't live without: Sports and friends

When I'm not doing Habitat: ___

My favorite Habitat memory: Building an Ice House in Edina last year!

 

alex.landshof@uofmhabitat.org

Eric Hess - Vice President of Member Engagement

Year: Junior 

Major: Chemistry 

Minor: Leadership

Hometown: Suamico, WI

Two things I can't live without: Books and nature

When I'm not doing Habitat: You can find me binge-reading a new fiction book, playing piano in public around campus, or competing in Ultimate Frisbee

My favorite Habitat memory: Bonding wih other volunteer students on builds while helping out a home owner and being able to continue some of those friendships back on campus. 

 

eric.hess@uofmhabitat.org

 

Anneke Duin - Vice President of Advocacy and Education

Year : Junior

Major: Neuroscience

Hometown: Naperville, Illinois

Two things I can't live without: Cane's and a soccer ball

When I'm not doing Habitat: You can find me hanging out with friends, playing soccer, going on adventures and playing the trumpt.

My favorite Habitat memory: Helping to re-landscape a house on Megabuild and seeing the faces of the people we helped after long days of work, totally worth it. Would do it over and over again.

 

anneke.duin@uofmhabitat.org

 

Teddy Lenk - Muddy Sunday Coordinator

Year : Senior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

teddy.lenk@uofmhabitat.org

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