Habitat Staff

Office Staff

  • Lynn Clark
    Executive Director
    Lynn Clark
    Executive Director

    Bio

  • Katie Tessier
    Communications/Outreach Coordinator
    Katie Tessier
    Communications/Outreach Coordinator

    Katie Tessier

    Communications/Outreach Coordinator

    1. When did you start working here?

    I first came to Habitat as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2002. I left after almost 3 years to attend grad school, and came back as the part-time communications/outreach coordinator in 2011.

    1. Where are you originally from?

    I’m from Emporia, Kansas

    1. Why and when did you get involved with Habitat for Humanity for the first time?

    My first experience with Habitat was when I came here as an AmeriCorps member. I had always wanted to know more about Habitat and experience life in the south, so it was the perfect opportunity!

    1. What is your favorite thing about Baton Rouge?

    All the dear friends I’ve made, and of course the seafood! It’s nice to be so close to New Orleans too.

    1. What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat for Humanity?

    Witnessing how hard people will work to make a better life for their families, I’m honored I can help them in some small way.

  • Megan Culp
    Family Services Director
    Megan Culp
    Family Services Director

    Bio

  • Vanessa Bovee
    Family Support Coordinator
    Vanessa Bovee
    Family Support Coordinator
  • Carolyn LeBlanc
    Mortgage Manager
    Carolyn LeBlanc
    Mortgage Manager

    Bio

  • Michelle MacNall
    Family Services Coordinator
    Michelle MacNall
    Family Services Coordinator

    Michelle MacNall

    Family Services Coordinator/Americorps Host Site Manager

    1.When did you start working here?

    I started here on September 1st 2009 as an AmeriCorps member. I then became the Family Services Coordinator in November 2010 and added AmeriCorps Host Site Manager to that in August of 2011.

    1. Where are you originally from?

    I'm originally from White Lake, Michigan.

    1. Why and when did you get involved with Habitat for Humanity for the first time?

    I first got involved with Habitat in 2009 as an AmeriCorps member.

    1. What is your favorite thing about Baton Rouge?

    My favorite thing about Baton Rouge is the food and the new friends I've made here.

    1. What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat for Humanity?

    My favorite thing about Habitat is working with and getting to know the partners. I really love working on the construction site with them and seeing the friendships that they form among each other. But the best thing is seeing someone realize that they can do better, that with a little bit of hard work they can change their life and their families life.

    Bio

  • Dee Terry
    Administrative Assistant
    Dee Terry
    Administrative Assistant

    Dee Terry

    Administrative Assistant

    1. When did you start working here?

    In March 2009, I began to work for Habitat for Humanity.

    1. Where are you originally from?

    I'm a native of Mississippi born and raised.

    1. Why and when did you get involved with Habitat for Humanity for the first time?

    Upon seeking employmenet in 2009 I became involved with the organization. After joining the team, I was highly interested in what the organization contributes to its community and employees.

    1. What is your favorite thing about Baton Rouge?

    Baton Rouge illustrates an outstanding hospitality experience and wonderful Creole food.

    1. What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat for Humanity?

    I enjoy meeting new individuals, assisting our homeowners, staff and others in many different ways.

  • Joe Luhning
    Development Coordinator
    Joe Luhning
    Development Coordinator
  • Terrilyn Hannan
    Finance Director
    Terrilyn Hannan
    Finance Director

    Bio

Construction Staff

  • Frank LeDoux
    Construction Director
    Frank LeDoux
    Construction Director

    Frank LeDoux

    Construction Director

    1. When did you start working here?

    I started working here in January 2009.

    1. Where are you originally from?

    I lived in B.R until 10 years ago and I currently live in West Baton Rouge.

    1. Why and when did you get involved with Habitat for Humanity for the first time?

    My first experience with Habitat was in the 1980’s. I worked on site a couple of days with my one of my daughters for high school service hours.

    1. What is your favorite thing about Baton Rouge?

    I think what I like about Baton Rouge is the location. Not only are there many activities in the immediate area, but within a 1 ½ to 2 hour drive there are interesting places to go for mini getaways.

    1. What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat for Humanity?

    Coming from the private construction business, I have really enjoyed working with Habitat. It is very rewarding to help and work with our Partner Families as they move through the Habitat program and become Homeowners. Working with the volunteers, young and old, skilled and unskilled, is also very enjoyable. I am always meeting and working with new people.

  • Hunter Breeland
    Construction Coordinator
    Hunter Breeland
    Construction Coordinator
  • Tom Pruyn
    Construction Coordinator
    Tom Pruyn
    Construction Coordinator
  • Randy Hebert
    Construction Coordinator
    Randy Hebert
    Construction Coordinator
  • Kristen Lastrapes
    Construction and Volunteer Coordinator
    Kristen Lastrapes
    Construction and Volunteer Coordinator

    Volunteer Coordinator

    1. When did you start working here?

    November 16th,2010

    2. Where are you originally from?
    Fort Worth, Texas.

    3. Why and when did you get involved with Habitat for Humanity for the first time?
    I wanted to be involved with Habitat because of the involvement with the community. I wanted to make a true difference in the world, and thought that a good first step was right here in my community.

    4. What is your favorite thing about Baton Rouge?
    My favorite thing about Baton Rouge is the culture and the diversity of people who call it home. I love people! I think that here in the South we have the most unique and friendly people in the world.

    5. What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat for Humanity?
    My favorite thing about working here is working with others who are truly dedicated to what they do. My co workers are very dedicated to our mission and it is truly an inspiration to me.

  • Eddie Ray
    Master Painter
    Eddie Ray
    Master Painter
  • Donald Jensen
    Construction Manager
    Donald Jensen
    Construction Manager
  • Nelzon Sevilla
    Construction Manager
    Nelzon Sevilla
    Construction Manager

ReStore Staff

  • Ronny Locket
    ReStore North Manager
    Ronny Locket
    ReStore North Manager
  • George Joseph Sr.
    Assistant Manager
    George Joseph Sr.
    Assistant Manager
  • Percy Joseph
    Inventory Driver
    Percy Joseph
    Inventory Driver
  • James Davis
    Inventory
    James Davis
    Inventory
  • Zalda Scott
    Janitorial
    Zalda Scott
    Janitorial
  • Chaquita Cotton
    Cashier
    Chaquita Cotton
    Cashier
  • Kirsten Acosta
    ReStore Southeast Manager
    Kirsten Acosta
    ReStore Southeast Manager
  • Nick Brown
    Procurement Coordinator & Assistant Manager
    Nick Brown
    Procurement Coordinator & Assistant Manager
  • Jamie Hotard
    Cashier
    Jamie Hotard
    Cashier
  • Meghan Backstrom
    Cashier
    Meghan Backstrom
    Cashier
  • Marion Lavalais Jr.
    Inventory Driver
    Marion Lavalais Jr.
    Inventory Driver
  • Jason Wymer
    Inventory/Driver
    Jason Wymer
    Inventory/Driver