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Habitat for Humanity Administrative Office

704 S Latah St
Boise, ID 83705
PO Box 6571
Boise, ID 83707

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Phone: (208) 331-2916
Fax: (208) 344-1276

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm


Janessa Chastain, Execu​tive Director

As the new Executive Director, Janessa is committed to expanding Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity’s partnerships and focusing on local advocacy efforts so Ada County families can best be served. Before joining Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, Janessa worked to strengthen her local communities by partnering with churches and community outreach organizations, helping them connect to serve more effectively. She also worked in international advocacy, creating educational opportunities in partnership with United Nations Task Forces, hosting international dignitaries, and helping activists prepare to testify before United Nations committees. She graduated from Willamette University with a degree in politics. She received her master’s from Drew University.

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Sue Helin, Office Administrator

Originally from Long Island, New York, Sue moved to Boise in 1982 to be closer to her family in Idaho. Spending much of her spare time with her 9-year-old twin grandchildren, Noah and Cora, Habitat’s family-focused mission was her largest draw to working in affordable housing. Sue’s three other grandchildren live in New York – Arianna will be attending University of Rhode Island and 12-year-old twins, Luke and Riley, enjoy playing soccer. Sue’s caring nature is displayed through spending time off gardening and walking her dog, Sophie.

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Kenzie Lauritzen, Development & Communications Coordinator

A native Idahoan, Kenzie fell in love with nonprofits when she was only a teenager. Inspired through her work as an intern for Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations’ educational arm, Kenzie quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work. This resolve stuck with her through college, leading her to get her BS in public relations with a minor in marketing from the University of Idaho. Kenzie enjoys rock climbing, swimming, and taking advantage of nearly any outdoor opportunity Boise has to offer.

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Paul Thompson, Construction Manager

Paul has worked in construction his entire life. Born and raised in the great state of Montana, he joined the military directly out of high school and spent five years as a part of the Navy Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees, highlighting his military service. After his service, Paul moved careers and locations multiple times, all while remaining within the construction sector. From commercial construction, residential construction, and educational construction at both Idaho Department of Corrections and Heavy Equipment Operator School of Idaho, Paul’s wealth of construction knowledge is cherished in the mission for affordable housing.

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Tim Holland, Home Repairs & AmeriCorps Program Manager

Growing up in a large family of eight, Tim realized early on how important it was to care for those around you. After serving a nonprofit immediately out of college, Tim wanted to leverage his passion for charitable work and fight for those who may not have a voice, deciding to go back to school for his MBA. His competitive spirit, which he constantly exercises through mountain biking and ultimate frisbee, fuels his purpose in creating new and effective programs to assist families in their pursuit of affordable, healthy housing.

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Jake Crist, General Manager

A Boise native and BSU alumnus, Jake has been involved with Habitat for Humanity ReStore since he began in an internship program in 2012 while finishing his BS in social science. After graduating, Jake fell in love with Habitat’s hometown cause and family focus, soon after accepting a part-time truck driver position. Jake helped open the Collister ReStore and immediately became the store manager, which lead to his promotion to General Manager in 2018. In his spare time, Jake enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

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Elisha Horrocks, Operations Manager

Born and raised in Idaho, Elisha is passionate about making a local difference in people’s lives. Elisha draws inspiration in her position from the impact local non-profits can have on individuals, originally motivating her to enter this sector. In her spare time, Elisha enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, adventuring together with her dogs, being a huge Harry Potter fan, and going to theme parks.

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