Through Shelter, We Empower

Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

Through Shelter,
We Empower

Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our Story

Founded in 1998 by community members who recognized the need for affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity of Island County has grown from a small community affiliate to a county-wide organization.

Through partnerships with businesses, churches, civic organizations, military service members, and community members, Island County Habitat has provided decent, affordable homeownership to more than 70 local families. Dozens of struggling homeowners have been able to safely remain in their homes because of the critical repairs performed by our dedicated staff and volunteers.

Support from the Island County Community is what fuels our efforts. Generosity in the form of monetary gifts, volunteer support at build sites and in the stores, donations of household items and furniture to our stores, and participation on our Board of Directors and committees are just some of the ways our community helps families in need of decent, affordable housing. 

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit Christian housing organization. All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious preference or background. We have a policy of building with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Help Families Thrive

Board of Directors

Gary Wray

Chairperson

Owner
Laser Construction

Jason Joiner

Vice-Chairperson

Vice President Commercial Banking
Peoples Bank

Carrie Potter

Treasurer

 Owner/Therapist, Carrie Potter Counseling & Consulting

Jennifer Hunt

Secretary

Principal
Broadview Elementary

Brian Hunt

Director

Director of Facilities
Oak Harbor Public Schools

Rusty Chapin

Director

VP of Engineering
Pyrofex, Inc.

Marcia Fakkema

Director

Branch Relationship Manager
Heritage Bank

Julia Price

Director

Office Manager
Island Property Management

Craig Olson

Director

Retired Chief
United States NAVY

Administrative Staff

Orin Kolaitis

Chief Executive Officer

Liz Chaffin

Chief Development Officer

Lori Stahl

Family Services Manager

Michelle Tull

Office Manager

Lauren Taffer

Marketing and Communications

Construction

Scott Givens

Chief Program Officer

Dustin Bayliss

Construction Repair Specialist

Habitat Stores

Patrick Ford

Chief Operating Officer

Rocky Hall

Oak Harbor Store Manager

Cheryl Michielle

Store Associate

Wayne Hill

Online Store Manager

Angelica Butler

Store Associate

Freeland Store

Shiloh Oberg

Freeland Store Manager