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A Word From Our Executive Director

I have been with the Habitat for Humanity of Henderson Affiliate for over ten years. I originally became interested in Habitat when a girl that I knew from school received a home.  I thought how cool that all these volunteers are working to build her and her family a home. I eventually was able to be the person that took the very last mortgage payment for that home from the Sharp Family! I started with the affiliate as a Resource Committee Volunteer my first two years. When I began volunteering on that committee I was hooked. I hoped and prayed that one day a job would open up with the affiliate and I could make their mission my every day work ! That opportunity came to me about five years ago.  I started in July of 2014 and haven’t looked back.

I am one of the luckiest people alive. I come to work every day and help build houses, build hope and change lives in Henderson County. I also get to talk (one of my favorite things) to people every day about how affordable housing can change a life. I may be a little bias but we have the best volunteers in Henderson who help us build every week. I am also surrounded by a wonderful staff, committees and Board of Directors. Lastly, I keep in mind each day my 8 year old son Everett. I want Everett to grow up in a world where everyone works together and shares their blessings and talents. What better organization that Habitat for Humanity to show him how to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Affiliate Office Staff

  • Britney started with Habitat for Humanity of Henderson in July 2014. She has a passion for helping others and loves what Habitat's mission is all about. She loves to speak about Habitat any time you will listen to her ! Britney works with grants, compliance and staff oversight on a daily basis. If you have an organization that wants to know more about Habitat don't hesitate to email Britney.

  • Matt started part time with Habitat while attending nursing school in July 2012. He continued to take care of the bookkeeping after he graduated nursing school. He eventually left his RN Career because of his love for Habitat and came to work for the Henderson office full-time as the Operations Manager, overseeing operations over the ReStore in April of 2018. As Henderson Habitat has grown since 2018, he is now the Chief Operations Officer working along side the Director of Development, Shadley Stone and the Executive Director, Britney Smith. Matt has a passion to help the affiliate achieve its full potential through strategic planning and financial oversight.

  • Shadley started with Habitat as a volunteer helping run the ReStore and assisting with the fundraisers like the Annual Tri-Fest 5K Race held in April of each year. She came to Habitat with over 11 years of mortgage lending experience. She put this experience to work in her role as the Director of Homebuyer Services to create a new Habitat Partner Family Mortgage Program, helping make the fear of homeownership a thing of the past. She purchased her first home in 2005 as a young, single mother and has also taken that first time homebuyer experience she learned over the past 20 years to help create a Sweat Equity Program that includes home educational classes, hands on experience, community involvement activities and events to help prepare each family for this life changing process as they work thru the program. Shadley also has coordinated the Annual Tri-Fest 5K Run and Habi-Tot Trot events downtown each year as our main fundraiser until the pandemic happened. During the COVID shutdown, she helped with creating the first of what has become Henderson Habitat's LARGEST fundraising event since 2019. Kentucky is very well known as bourbon country and it has helped create so many more opportunities for us to help more families than ever before! Be sure to check the website in July to see what we have to raffle off for our 9th Bourbon Raffle and the largest one to date too!

    Shadley has a passion for helping others want to make the best life decisions and create obtainable goals for themselves. She also has some mad skills when it comes to helping people build or rebuild credit and maintain a healthy budget once they buy their new Habitat home.
    Our staff here at HFHH want each of our partner families to succeed! By helping provide a community partnership and the tools to succeed, we continue our mission of building homes and building hope!

    None of this would be possible without the AWESOME staff, board members, volunteers, donors, sponsors, grantors and of course our wonderful ReStore shoppers! We could not ask to be surrounded by a better Habitat family!

  • Crystal started with Habitat through the Henderson Community College as a Ready to Work Program Member November 2017. Crystal then when on to serve as an AmeriCorps Member with the Henderson Habitat Affiliate as the On-Site Coordinator from April 2018 to August 2018. Once Crystal completed her AmeriCorps Service at Henderson Habitat she was named the Habitat ReStore Manager. Crystal has a heart for the Habitat mission and loves to come up with ReStore sales that both support Habitat and the Community. She helps put on a yearly food drive through the ReStore and also works on a Christmas Give Back Program through the ReStore that helps local children get toys for Christmas. If your organization or you want to get involved in the ReStore or with one of the ReStore Give Back Programs please contact Crystal directly.

  • Larry has always loved being in the construction field. He has built hundreds of homes while running a successful contracting business. He has also worked for the Housing Authority in Evansville, IN building community homes. Once he decided to retire, he was approached by our Executive Director, Britney to come on as the new construction foreman. He started in the summer of 2016 and has helped lead the volunteer T-Crew build homes 58-65.

  • Nick Todd, Construction Assistant

    Nick came to us in 2020 straight from the military. He was in the U.S. Airforce for 4 years and was looking to get into the world of carpentry and learning the contractor trade. He works along with our Construction Foreman, Larry McDowell and the T-Crew volunteers who help on the home builds every Tuesday and Thursday. Nick has become a fast learner and has been an asset to our Habitat Family!

  • Sam Shrode, Construction Assistant II

ReStore Staff

  • Kim started with Habitat in 2021 as the ReStore Manager. She is responsible for overseeing the sales and day to day work in the store. She has been a great asset to our ReStore team and is always willing to help! Come see her and all the great deals at the Henderson ReStore or the Henderson Habitat Facebook page for daily sales and product updates!

  • Chris Saur, Warehouse Manager

    Also know as "Wizard"
    Chris has been with the ReStore since 2020 as a volunteer and Ameri-corp Member.

  • Catherine started with Henderson Habitat in November of 2021and is currently part of our Henderson Habitat ReStore team.

  • Kassie Gish, ReStore Associate

    ReStore Associate

  • Billy, ReStore Warehouse Associate

    Billy joined the ReStore team in the fall of 2023.

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