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Meet our 2016-2017 Executive Board!

Steve Gilpin - Co-President

Year: Senior

Major: Math (Actuarial Science)/Computer Science 

Hometown: New Berlin,Wisconsin

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

When I'm not doing Habitat: you can find me playing pick-up football, rock climbing, or binge watching Netflix

My favorite Habitat memory: Winter break trip to Key West, Florida as a freshman

 

 

steve.gilpin@uofmhabitat.org

 

Toni Marano - Co-President

Year: Junior

Major: Food Systems/Environmental Science/Spanish 

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: Going to West Virginia the past two years for Blitz Builds and seeing happy looks on the families faces at the end of the week when they get to open the front door for the first time

 

 toni.marano@uofmhabitat.org

Erica Daniels - Vice President of Advocacy and Education

Year : Senior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

erica.daniels@uofmhabitat.org

Melissa Markay - Vice President of Communications

Year : Junior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

melissa.markay@uofmhabitat.org

Winky Li - Vice Preisdent of Finance

Year : Senior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

winky.li@uofmhabitat.org

 

Madeline Smith - Vice President of Volunteer Coordination

Year: Sophomore

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.sladek@uofmhabitat.org

 

Nick Freiter - Vice President of Fundraising

Year: Junior

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

 

Lee Thompson - Vice President of Fundraising

Year : Sophomore

Major: Spanish & Portuguese Studies / Public & Nonprofit Management / International Business

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, and exploring Minneapolis (especially coffee and tea shops)

My favorite Habitat memory: I first became involved with Habitat for Humanity in high school.  I remember going on my first house build and getting to actually contribute to the structure of the house by doing things like putting up siding and using power tools to add to the porch.  This seemed so crazy because I had never had an opportunity to do anything even remotely like it before!  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

 

Anneke Duin - Vice President of Trip Coordination

Year : Sophomore

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

 

Madeline Sladek - Vice President of Marketing

Year : Sophomore

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Delano, Minnesota

Two things I can't live without: snacks and the change of MN seasons

When I'm not doing Habitat: you can find me running, adventuring with friends, thrift shopping, skiing, on a cabin trip, and napping.

My favorite Habitat memory: the Muddy Sunday tournament and seeing all of the teams' excitement.

madeline.smith@uofmhabitat.org

 

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