Staff

Executive Director – Katie Karls
The Executive Director provides over all leadership of Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac county and its mission, vision and values set forth by our Board of Directors. In addition, Katie reports to the President of the Board of Directors and is responsible for overall staff management, grant writing, internal and external public relations, donor solicitation and recognition, budget development, over all budget management, oversight of the ReStore operations and insuring that board policies and goals are implemented by its committees.
To contact Katie, call (920) 921-6623 or email katie@habitatfdl.org
Volunteer Coordinator – Emily Arthur
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Volunteer Coordinator and Executive Assistant will serve as Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac’s community ambassador and collaborative leader of all of HFHFDL volunteer programs. The Volunteer Coordinator contributes to realizing HFHFDL’s mission by recruiting volunteers to support HFHFDL’s new build, revitalization, and ReStore projects. This position is responsible for creating a positive volunteer experience and growing HFHFDL’S reputation as an affordable housing leader across Fond du Lac county. In addition, the Coordinator will ensure a robust, continuous volunteer pipeline by deepening volunteers and the community’s commitment to our mission and complete the work of HFHFDL.
To contact Emily, call (920) 921-6623 or email volunteer@habitatfdl.org
Construction Site Leader – Gary Roehrig
The Construction Site Leader manages the day-to-day operations on Habitat Build Sites including planning and organization for the build, leading volunteers and contractors during the build, and maintaining build records. The Construction Site Leader reports to the Executive Director.
To contact Gary, call (920) 921-6623

ReStore Manager – 

The ReStore Manager is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of the ReStore including sales tracking/reporting, scheduling, and retail operations. Working in conjunction with the ReStore Committee and reporting to the Executive Director, the ReStore Manager maintains adherence to the annual budget and makes recommendations regarding improvements or adjustments to ReStore operations.

 

To contact the ReStore, please call (920) 921-2893 or email restorefdl@habitatfdl.org

Board of Directors

President – Dave Schecher (Mercury Marine)
Committee:
Executive Committee (Chair)
Build Committee
Finance Committee
Vice President – Alex Zabel
Committee:
Executive Committee
ReStore Committee (Chair)
​Marketing Committee

Treasurer – Stephanie Albers (Horicon Bank)

Stephanie Albers works for Horicon Bank as the Premier Banking Officer with over 10 years banking experience. She has a passion for helping people and serving others. She is involved in many community boards and activities such as: playing flute/piccolo in the Fond du Lac Symphonic Bank, singing with South Shore Chorale, singing with the Jazz Choir at Holy Family Catholic Parish, serving as Co-Chair for the Fond du Lac Money Smart Week Committee, serving as Co-Chair for the Leadership Fond du Lac Alumni Empty Bowls Annual Fundraiser, serving on the Advisory Board and as a mentor for the Women’s Empowerment Series, serving as a board member of the Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis, is a 2011 Graduate of the Leadership Fond du Lac Program and MORE! She graduated from Marian University with two bachelor’s degrees, one in Music and one in Marketing.  She is happily married to Jeffrey Albers and they have a beautiful son named Chevy (and baby number two on the way!). She loves to sing, go camping, hunting, be outdoors, and spend time with family and friends.

Committee:

Executive Committee

Resource Development Committee (Chair)

 

Assistant Treasurer – Corey Bruno (Mercury Marine)

Corey Bruno is Director of Program Management and Portfolio Planning for Mercury Marine, where he has worked since 2014. He was previously the Program Manager for construction of LCS 7 USS Detroit at Marinette Marine. Corey has been involved with Habitat for Humanity for nearly two decades in Ann Arbor, MI, and Sarasota, FL. The household and neighborhood stability Habitat for Humanity provides is important to Corey & his wife, Jenelle, who also support childhood and education programs.

Committee:

Executive Committee

Finance Committee

ReStore Committee

 

Board Member – Cyndi Hintz, CPA (Huberty)

Cyndi is Huberty’s Director of Assurance and has been with the firm since 2005.  In that role she oversees all aspects of the firm’s financial statement practice.  Cyndi has spent over 20 years working with not-for-profits.  In addition to serving on the Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County Board of Directors, Cyndi is Treasurer of Kiwanis Club of Fond du Lac and as volunteer Controller for her church. Cyndi lives in the Fond du Lac area with her husband, Corey, and two sons, Andy and Josh. They are avid Brewers, Packers, Bucks and Badger fans.

Committee:

Resource Development Committee

 

Board Member – Joe Leventhal

Joseph (Joe) Leventhal has been a resident of Fond du Lac since 2003.  Joe owns Professional Collectors Corp. here in Fond du Lac, a company that has proudly served the community for over 60 years. He is a member of Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis, and recently left as President of the Fond du Lac Humane Society having accomplished (with a great team) the building of the new facility.  Joe came to Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County to serve for a few reasons. He wants to support the new direction being taken to help people build credit with their new home loans and Joe believes safe, affordable, decent housing has a positive impact on family’s mental health. Finally, replacing dilapidated houses and vacant lots with quality refurbished or constructed homes not only increases the values of our neighborhoods but improves the communities in Fond du Lac County.

 

Board Member – Tom Walker

Tom Walker is a Quality Professional with 34 years of manufacturing experience, with industries ranging from graphic printing to machining of engine components to aluminum foundry to paperboard tubes and cores.  Through these experiences he has been the change agent for process improvements; this has lead him to follow the words of Socrates “The secrets of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

Tom has lived in Fond du Lac for 23 years. He has held several leadership position in non-profit organizations.  Starting with the Boys Scouts of America, Tom was a Pack Committee Chairman, in Appleton, for 4 years where he and his team were able to implement a successful non-traditional fundraising campaign. During this time scout enrollment tripled.  He has also served as the Chairman of the Church Council and the Personnel Committee at Ascension Lutheran Church as well as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Elks.  Tom is looking forward to utilizing his skills for process improvements to strengthen our local organization, and fulfill the mission of improving lives for families in Fond du Lac County.

 

Board Member – Jim Treptow (Summerfields)

 

Board Member – Rick Jaeger

 

Board Member – Deb Boelk

Deb Boelk works for Fond du Lac County Sherriff as the Food Service Manager, serving approximately 1000 meals per day. Deb and her Husband also own and operate Boelk Trucking for 40 plus years. An employee that had worked for Deb had been away for years doing ministry work. When she and her family returned, they had nothing! Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County helped them to get a home and get back on their feet. The joy and thankfulness when she talked about Habitat was beautiful to hear and see. This made Deb want to help and be a part of this wonderful program; to help with Habitat’s mission of “Seeking to put God’s love into action”. Deb is certified in HR, SerSafe Certified, and teaches Foods and Nutrition to the Juveniles that are incarcerated.

Committees

Interested in joining our volunteer team? See all the committees.