Annette Houchin, Executive Director: Annette Houchin was hired in August 2006 as Executive Director for Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity. Annette and her family moved here from Ventura, CA where she worked at the Ventura County Habitat affiliate for 10 years, 5 years as Executive Director. Annette came to the affiliate with 18 years’ experience in non-profit finance, fundraising and grant & general management. Annette and her husband Bruce have been married for 30 years and have 3 children and 1 grandchild. Kevin and his daughter live in St. Joseph, MO; Paul, a recent graduate from Cal Poly University, is a Landscape Architect in San Luis Obisbo, CA; and Emily lives in New Smyrna Beach, FL where she is attending Daytona State and is the Assistant Manager at the Volusia County Habitat ReStore.
Brent Householder, Financial Program Director: Brent Householder always dreamed of working for Habitat for Humanity. While pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from Bluffton University (Bluffton, OH) Brent was actively involved with the Allen County Habitat for Humanity and met his wife Christine while working on a worksite. Since, he has volunteered with Habitat affiliates across the county including Athens, OH; Immokalee, FL; and Pueblo, CO. Before working for WVHfH Brent worked four years as a Senior Performance Analyst with the Ohio Auditor of State and an additional year with the City of Gahanna, Ohio as the Budgeting & Performance Coordinator. Brent and his wife Christine live with their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (Darwin and Winston) and cat (Gary).
Heidi Mitchell, Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant: Heidi Mitchell comes to us from Paris… Illinois that is. She and her husband Glen have been married for 23 years and have 3 boys, Alex, Nicholas, and Nathaniel. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Lake Land College in 2012 and attended ISU. Heidi has volunteered on blitz builds in Baton Rouge, LA for Katrina victims. She says seeing the faces of home owners were worth all the blisters, cuts, and sunburns. Heidi is very excited about working with WVHfH to partner with deserving families in the area who desperately need adequate affordable housing.
Pat Brown, Construction Supervisor:
David Miller, Manager
Jesse Fenner, Driver