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Leadership Staff Bios

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Susan Haigh
President & CEO

Sue Haigh has led Twin Cities Habitat as President & CEO since 2005. In addition to her leadership at Habitat, Sue was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton as the Chair of the Metropolitan Council from 2011 to 2015. She currently serves on The Itasca Project and the Minnesota Advisory Board for The Trust for Public Land. Prior to Habitat, Sue served as a Ramsey County Commissioner and Chief Deputy Ramsey County Attorney. She has a BA in Political Science from Macalester College and a JD from William Mitchell College of Law. She is married to the Honorable Gregg E. Johnson and they have four adult daughters. 

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Pamela Wheelock
Chief Operating Officer

Before joining Twin Cities Habitat in 2017, Pam Wheelock was VP of University Services at the University of Minnesota. Pam has also served as Interim President and CEO at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, a VP at the Bush Foundation, and Executive VP and CFO for Minnesota Sports and Entertainment, the MN Wild’s parent company. She was Director of Planning and Economic Development for St. Paul, and later was Commissioner of Finance for the State of Minnesota under Governor Jesse Ventura. Pam earned her bachelor’s degree in history from St. Catherine University and a master’s in applied economics from Marquette University in Milwaukee.

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Casey Scott
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Casey Scott has dedicated 30 years to the nonprofit sector.  Before coming to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Casey worked for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities and Catholic Charities in various senior financial roles. Prior to his nonprofit experience, he worked at Land O' Lakes, Inc. He is also involved with the Nonprofit Financial Group and serves on boards and committees for local nonprofits and his church. Casey earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota and his MBA in nonprofit management from the University of St. Thomas. Casey and his wonderful wife and family live in St. Anthony.

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Robyn Bipes-Timm
VP, Loan Fund & Mortgage Lending

Robyn Bipes-Timm leads Habitat’s mortgage lending and is president of Habitat’s wholly-owned nonprofit lending subsidiary, TCHFH Lending, Inc. Prior to Habitat, Robyn led the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund’s affordable housing programs and lending for rental housing and homeownership for nearly a decade. She currently serves as the president of the Minnesota Home Ownership Center Board of Directors and is co-chair of the Minnesota CDFI Coalition. She earned a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and a BA from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and is a licensed mortgage broker and realtor.

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Chad Bouley
Vice President, Homebuilding

Chad Bouley’s involvement with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity began in 1996 as a volunteer. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management Chad became a Project Manager building office, retail, and warehouse and industrial facilities. Chad made the leap to become a staff member at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity in 2003 to make a difference for those less fortunate. Chad and his wife Lynda spend most of their free time volunteering at their church, girl scouts, and raising their five young children.

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Cathy Lawrence
VP, Resource Development & Community Engagement

Cathy Lawrence leads Resource Development, which includes fundraising and volunteer programs; Communications and Marketing; and Advocacy. Before joining Habitat, Cathy served as the VP and CDO for Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD and also served as the Development Director for Twin Cities RISE!. Cathy has a long history in small-business management and consulting, was a staff member for the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, a legislative lobbyist for several business and advocacy groups and has worked on numerous political campaigns.  She has a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a law degree from William Mitchell School of Law.

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Brian Juntti
Sr. Director, Marketing & Communications

Brian Juntti joined Twin Cities Habitat in 2004, and leads the team responsible for Twin Cities Habitat's marketing, communications and events activities. Before Habitat, Brian was a producer for Blue Earth Pictures. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association, and a co-chair of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Twin Cities program. Brian has a BA in Theater Arts and Film & Media Studies from Hamline University, and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas's Opus College of Business. Brian lives in Plymouth with his wife and their two daughters.

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Kate Loe
Sr. Director, Resource Development

Kate Loe joined Habitat in 2008 and leads the teams responsible for Fundraising and Volunteer Programs. Kate’s team oversees 30,000 volunteer days per year and fundraising activities including corporate, faith-based and in-kind partnerships, family and foundation grants and special builds. Kate is also a Global Village Team Leader and has lead a group on a Habitat build in Costa Rica.  Kate holds a BA in communications from Gustavus Adolphus College and prior to joining Habitat, she spent 8 years managing national client accounts for a market research company. She is a troop leader with the Girl Scouts and serves on the steering committee for Leadership Twin Cities. 

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Tim Jacobson
Director, Human Resources

Tim Jacobson joined the Habitat team in fall of 2016 as Director of Human Resources. In this role, Tim heads up the development and execution of the HR strategic plan through the key functions of people, policy, and process. He holds a Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services and is a certified HR professional through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Prior to joining Habitat, Tim spent 8 years in various HR capacities with Target Corporation and Urban Homeworks. Tim lives in New Brighton with his wife and their two daughters.

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Mike Nelson
Director, Land Development

Mike Nelson joined Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity staff in 2000, serving in the capacity of Site Supervisor and Land Development Project Manager. Prior to joining the staff at TCHFH, Mike served three years in residential construction and over twenty year in sales, system engineering and project management experience in the information systems industry. Mike is responsible for locating and acquiring sites, planning, and budgeting property development.  Mike received his degree in finance from the University of St. Thomas.  He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and they enjoy the numerous running and bike trails.

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Ryan Robinson

Ryan has worked with nonprofit organizations for over 11 years. He started with Twin Cities Habitat in September 2016 as the Controller and is very excited about making an impact with the community through this role. He has previously worked with two large CPA firms, performing nonprofit audits and other financial engagements throughout the Twin Cities and Southern California. Ryan earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Azusa Pacific University and is a licensed CPA. He is married to Laura and they have three sweet little children. Ryan spends his free time with them, playing soccer, camping and at church activities.

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Doug Rudquist
Director, Construction

Doug started his career at Habitat for Humanity in 2000. He is currently the director of construction overseeing field operations, warranty, and the panel plant. Prior to joining Habitat, he spent 21 years in the for-profit construction industry, running his own contracting business for nine of those years. He studied business at Willmar Community College from 1977-1979 before deciding that he preferred working in the construction field. Doug has a wife and one daughter and enjoys spending time at the family’s lake place in Wisconsin. He is an avid hunter and fisherman.