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Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Office: 719-475-7800 ext. 106

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity elects two members to Board of Directors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (December 4, 2017) – Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) Board of Directors elected new members Ryan Mohling and Charles “Chuck” Smith, SMSGT (ret.) to join the leadership of the nonprofit organization. Both share experience as PPHFH committee members prior to being welcomed to the Board of Directors.

Ryan Mohling has been an integral part of PPHFH’s Family Selection Committee for the past two years. He is Director of Developing Global Leaders at Young Life, a nonprofit youth outreach and mentoring organization, and his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree was earned in International Development at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Ryan has worked with Habitat for Humanity International in the past as a Strategic Planning Intern.

Chuck Smith is a member of PPHFH’s Governance Committee, and has been very active in identifying possible candidates for future committee consideration. A proud retired veteran of the United States Air Force with nearly 20 years’ experience as a paralegal, he is now Law Office Manager with Forbush Goldberg, PLLC.

Mr. Mohling and Mr. Smith join the present Board of Directors below:

President: Sam Adams, Wells Fargo, Vice President of Market Growth and Development
Vice President: Deanne Cain Fischlein, Attorney
Secretary: Joel Hamilton, Director of Human Resources with School District 8
Treasurer: Peter Scanlon, Community Leader

Other Members At-Large are:

Dan Apricio, FirstBank, Senior Vice President
Martha Johnson, United States Olympic Committee, Associate Director of NGB Fundraising Development
Matt Manzione, Colorado Springs Utilities, Program Management Engineer
Jeff Mawhirter, One Child Matters, Director of IT
Victoria Selfridge, Ent Credit Union, Vice President of Corporate Communications
Laurel Thorstensen, Retired Lutheran Pastor
Barbara Treacy, Community Leader
David Warner, Great Western Bank, Market President
Tye Tutt, Nor’wood Development Group, Engineer

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) at City Hall, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs CO 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 152 families achieve homeownership in El Paso County. For more information, visit

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