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Leadership Team

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley is managed by an administrative staff, led by President Gail Schwartz and senior leadership dedicated to the cause of providing safe and affordable housing for local families.

Our Leadership Team

Gail Schwartz



Gail has resided on the Western Slope for over 50 years and begun her career in community/resort planning. She is a former CU Regent, two term Colorado State Senator and former APCHA housing director with an over 40 year background in affordable housing policy and development. Renewable Energy, resource deployment, and rural economic development were significant portions of her legislative portfolio. 

Kristen Wilmes

Executive Director

Kristen holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Business Management from Kansas State University and completed graduate work in Financial Planning and Communications. With over twenty years of leadership experience in affordable housing, she specializes in the development of home ownership opportunities for low to moderate income working families, large scale funding through grant opportunities, government funding programs and low-interest mortgage options. 

Sheryl Bower

VP of Organizational Advancement 

and Culture

Alex Yajko

Major Gifts Officer

Robin Tolan

Major Gifts Officer

Jeff Sirbu

Director of Retail Operations

Trent Marshall

Project Manager

Rick Farr

Site Supervisor

Featured in photo: Alex Yajko, Jeff Sirbu, Kristen Wilmes, Gail Schwartz, Trent Marshall, & Carolyn Meadowcroft

We’re here to serve

We value our community and are always here to help. If you have any questions or comments, please email us and someone will get right back to you.


53 Calaway Court

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601



(970) 945-9138


Help us build affordable homes with the people we need in our community

Families who partner with us build their own homes alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.