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.


A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


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 50 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


Laser Construction

Jason Joiner


Vice President Commercial Banking
Peoples Bank

Carrie Potter


 Owner/Therapist, Carrie Potter Counseling & Consulting

Jennifer Hunt


Broadview Elementary

Brian Hunt


Director of Facilities
Oak Harbor Public Schools

Melissa McCumber


Vice President – Retired
Heritage Bank

Julia Price


Office Manager
Island Property Management

Administrative Staff

Orin Kolaitis

Chief Executive Officer

Erik Mann

Chief Operations Officer

Kathy Blair

Resource Development Manager

Lori Stahl

Office Manager

Kristha Hernandez

Outreach Coordinator


Scott Givens

Construction Director

Brian Sanderson

Construction Repair Specialist

Habitat Stores

Patrick Ford

Retail Operations Manager

Oak Harbor Store

Rocky Hall

Oak Harbor Store Manager

Angelica Butler

Store Associate

Wayne Hill

Store Associate

Freeland Store

Lawrence Douglas

Freeland Store Manager

Jeremy Suttles

Store Associate

Non-proselytizing policy

Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.