• People With Passion

    All Staff 7.27.23

Our Team


Chief Executive Officer
Andy Barnett, abarnett@ashevillehabitat.org

Operations Manager:
Laura Walker, lwalker@ashevillehabitat.org

Operations Associate:
Jenny Bromley, jbromley@ashevillehabitat.org

Human Resources Manager & Safeguarding Officer:
Sheila Garcia-Garmon, sgarcia@ashevillehabitat.org

Human Resources Assistant:
Emily Cochran, ecochran@ashevillehabitat.org

Facilities Maintenance Supervisor:
Sebastian Doty, sdoty@ashevillehabitat.org

Chief Relationship Officer:
Kit Rains,

Government Relations and Grants Manager:
Cassidy Moore,

Development Officer:
Beth Coakley, bcoakley@ashevillehabitat.org

Development Officer:
Zoe Trout

Development Officer, Events:
Eva Mellert,

Development & Grants Specialist:
Jennie Goldenberg, jgoldenberg@ashevillehabitat.org

Communications Director:
Ariane Kjellquist,

Communications Specialist:
Maddy Alewine,

Communications Coordinator:
Danny Mendl, dmendl@ashevillehabitat.org

Homeowner Services Director:
Shannon Kauffman, skauffman@ashevillehabitat.org

Homeownership Counselor:
Jeff Paul,

Homeowner Services Specialist:
Dianna Lester, dlester@ashevillehabitat.org

Finance Director:
Bob Dalman, bdalman@ashevillehabitat.org

Accounting Specialist:
Jesse Edgerton, jedgerton@ashevillehabitat.org

Accounting Specialist:
Alice Donnelly,

Accounting Associate:
Yesim Deale, ydeale@ashevillehabitat.org

Questions about merchandise for sale, merchandise donations or to schedule a pick-up, please call 828-254-6706.

ReStore Director
Jeff Bridgman,

Asheville ReStore Manager
Scott Bianchi,

Asheville ReStore Assistant Manager
Amanda Bilbrey, abilbrey@ashevillehabitat.org

Weaverville ReStore Manager
Kim Klaas, kklaas@ashevillehabitat.org

Weaverville ReStore Assistant Manager
Eric Tamila,

ReStore Volunteer Manager
Carrie Burgin,

Volunteer Associate
Lorie Tonti, ltonti@ashevillehabitat.org

Donation Scheduling Coordinator
Piper Parker,

Deconstruction & Donation Manager
Michelle Smith, msmith@ashevillehabitat.org

To see a list of all ReStore staff, click here.


Housing Development Director:
Reggie Jones, rjones@ashevillehabitat.org

Construction Services Volunteer Manager:
Stephanie Wallace,

Field Manager:
John McDermott, jmcdermott@ashevillehabitat.org

Senior Construction Supervisor:
Kenny Busch,

Construction Supervisor:
John Meadows,

Construction Supervisor:
Josh Foster, jfoster@ashevillehabitat.org

Construction Supervisor:
Matt Grant, mgrant@ashevillehabitat.org

Construction Supervisor:
Danny Toporovsky, dtoporovsky@ashevillehabitat.org

Construction Administrator:
Sumaya El-Attar,

Home Repair Director:
Joel Johnson,

Home Repair Project Manager:
Ben Wyatt, bwyatt@ashevillehabitat.org

Home Repair Project Supervisor:
Brandon Yoho; byoho@ashevillehabitat.org

Home Repair Project Supervisor:
Chris Nolan, cnolan@ashevillehabitat.org

Home Repair Project Supervisor:
Shaun Nicklin, snicklin@ashevillehabitat.org

Home Repair Associate:
Audge Davis, adavis@ashevillehabitat.org

Home Repair Associate (PT):
Ben Anderson, banderson@ashevillehabitat.org

Volunteer Coordinator (AmeriCorps):
Jessie Israel, jisrael@ashevillehabitat.org

Home Repair AmeriCorps member:
Drew Mayberry, dmayberry@ashevillehabitat.org

New Home AmeriCorps member:
Casey Eldreth, celdreth@ashevillehabitat.org

Interested in joining our team? View current job openings here.

Board of Directors

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is led by a Board of Directors that sets policy for the organization and leads fundraising efforts. Board members are elected to three-year terms, and all board members are volunteers.

Brad Olson

Vice President
Mychal Bacoate

Melissa Banks

Joe Ward

Assistant Treasurer
Wes Wright

Michael Dempsey

Spencer Hardaway

Kate Madison

Sidney Mashburn

Stacey Parkins Millett

Steve Miller

Karl Payton

Larry Peek

Jessica Phelan

Brad Rice

Terrie Williams

Core Volunteers

We are grateful to our core volunteers who make a regular commitment to serving Asheville Habitat – whether by swinging a hammer, answering office phones, helping ReStore customers or serving on a committee.

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet ReStore Volunteer Joe Young

By Danny Mendl

In November 2021, volunteer Joe Young offered to help combat a growing problem under the Asheville ReStore: sewing machines were piling up in the basement. Despite having minimal experience with the machines, Joe pivoted from large appliance repair and set to work. Today, he is a seasoned sewing machine repairman putting his love for fixing and maintaining tools into a new passion. We sat down with Joe on National Sewing Machine Day to talk about his volunteer work, history, and, of course, sewing machines.

Hear from Joe in this short video.