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Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Contact:
Laura Williams-Parrish, Community Relations Manager
719.475.7800 ext. 106

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Elects New Member to Board of Directors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (November 5, 2019) – Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) Board of Directors elected a new member to join the leadership of the nonprofit organization. Mr. Peter Hilts serves as the Chief Education Officer for School District 49 in Colorado Springs, and is also an active member of the performance excellence community, an international movement to improve organizational quality by measuring and pursuing continuous improvement. He serves on the board of Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence, a multi-state regional affiliate of the Malcomb Baldrige National Quality Program. Additionally, Mr. Hilts is a member of the board of examiners for the national program, volunteering over 200 hours a year as a senior examiner. He is also a founding member of the Pikes Peak Business Education Alliance, serving on the executive advisory board for that school-workplace coalition.

Now as a PPHFH Member At-large, Mr. Hilts joins the present Board of Directors below:

President: Ryan Mohling, Young Life, Director of Developing Global Leaders
Vice President: Martha Johnson, US Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Assoc. Director of NGB Fundraising Development
Secretary: Ryan Panariso, ANB Bank, Vice President of Commercial Lending
Treasurer: Peter Scanlon, Community Leader

Other Members At-Large are:
Shannon Baumgartner
Jay Carlson, Front Range Commercial, Managing Broker and Principal
Joel Hamilton, Director of Human Resources with School District 8
Chuck Smith, Forbush Goldberg, Law Office Manager
Ryan Teeples, Keysight Technologies, Inc., Director of Global Sourcing Category Management
Laurel Thorstensen, Retired Lutheran Pastor
Barbara Treacy, Community Leader
Bill Wall, Vision Trust Communications, Media Consultant

Board members are limited to three consecutive two-year terms of service. Meetings are regularly held on the first Monday of the month (exclusions being January, July and September) and are currently held at Habitat ReStore, 411 S. Wahsatch Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are open to the public.

About Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing in El Paso County in partnership with the community and prospective homeowners. Partner families build their home alongside volunteers, and purchase their house with an affordable mortgage. Pikes Peak Habitat has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1986 and has assisted 169 families achieve homeownership in El Paso County. For more information, visit

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Pikes Peak Habitat Real Estate Build Announcement

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