Celebrating Our 2022 AmeriCorps Crew

At Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, we have the unique privilege of working alongside a crew of very special, service-minded individuals through the AmeriCorps service program. This month, a new set of AmeriCorps members are joining an already-established group that started in September 2021. Together, they will help build homes across metro Denver, recruit and support the volunteers who help our program thrive and will become integral members of Team Habitat. Meet these amazing service members:

January 2022 Sign Ons

Conner worked at four other U.S. Habitat for Humanity affiliates before joining Habitat Metro Denver as a construction crew leader. He’s looking forward to life in Colorado, continuing hobbies he’s picked up through his travels and meeting his fellow AmeriCorps members.

This is Joe’s third year of AmeriCorps service, previously working with AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps in Vinton, Iowa. He’s looking forward to working with local volunteers and getting things done in the community as a construction crew leader.

Since studying environmental science at the University of Vermont, Russell has embraced his love of nature through roles as an outdoor instructor and program director in the Northeastern United States. He’s excited to start his role as a construction crew leader with Habitat Metro Denver and for all the great mountain activities Colorado has to offer.

Continuing from September 2021

This University of Houston graduate is continuing the AmeriCorps service she started with Habitat Metro Denver in September 2021 as a Home Preservation team crew leader. In this role, Areli is helping to ensure local homeowners can stay in their homes for years to come. Before working with Habitat, Areli served in AmeriCorps CitySquare and with the nonprofit All Hands and Hearts in Houston.

Since September 2021, Bethany has been key to helping Habitat Metro Denver’s Volunteer Department recruit amazing people to serve in rewarding roles with the organization. She’s an Alabama native who earned her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Alabama.

Donald brings to Habitat years of service, including within his church, the Four Corners Native American Indian Reservations, AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps. His passion for helping others initially brought him to Habitat when he served as board president of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, and upon his retirement, he decided to return to Habitat service, this time as a Habitat Metro Denver construction crew leader.

Before joining Habitat Metro Denver in September 2021, Eric served through AmeriCorps’ City Year Denver program, helping students with their academic and social-emotional development. He’s continuing his role as a construction crew leader, eager to change lives for the better.

Evan is continuing his role as a Habitat Metro Denver construction crew leader after starting with the organization in September 2021. Following his service, Evan, who has a degree in political science from Salisbury University, plans to pursue a master’s degree in public policy.

A Habitat Metro Denver construction crew leader since September 2021, Rachael was drawn to the role as an opportunity to develop her leadership skills and make a difference across metro Denver. She’s currently earning a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership from the University of Denver.

Before she joined Habitat Metro Denver as a construction crew leader last fall, Susanna organized homes. Originally from outside Baltimore, Maryland, Susanna earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2020.