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Ron White

Executive Director

Ron is the newest addition to Habitat Team and brings over two decades of non-profit management and board experience to the position.

With a background in strategic planning, resource management , largescale logistics, and community development, he is poised to take the lead of an amazing organization while continuing to drive the mission of “putting God’s Love Into Action”

He prides himself on being a Visionary Leader and employs a “lead from the front” management style while empowering those around him to be their very best.

He attributes his professional success to those around him that have influenced his life in so many positive ways. Learning the value of “team building” at an early age has provided him both the insight and skillset it takes to be an affective leader.

Ron is driven by faith, family, and community making his new CEO appointment with Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire a true “ Labor of Love”.
“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care”

Mary Almaraz


Mary is responsible for carrying out all financial and accounting programs and procedures; safeguarding Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire’s financial resources; ensuring maintenance of adequate systems of internal accounting controls; ensuring adherence to Habitat for Humanity’s financial policies; producing internal and external financial reports; and providing assistance to other departments with respect to various financial issues.

Rebecca Robison

Construction Manager

Rebecca is a retired U.S. Marine who is joining the team from Heavy Civil Construction sector where she holds a CSLB GC-A license. Her personal strengths are in leadership, strategic planning, organization, and production. Rebecca believes praying and listening to the Holy Spirit will propel her to success as she joins the Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire team. We're excited to see what she will accomplish here at HFHGE!

Art Sexton

Construction Supervisor

Habitat Construction Supervisor

Brillito Paredas

Administrative Assistant

Brillito is the first person to greet you at the Habitat Golden Empire office. She is responsible for answering all phone calls, managing the donation pick ups for our ReStore and providing administrative support to our team.


Jamie Lorentz

ReStore Director

Jamie oversees the display and organization of the ReStore showroom. Jamie has been with Habitat Golden Empire for over five years and oversees effective merchandising, pricing strategies and supervises staff. Jamie enjoys volunteering at the job site on her days off.

Brian Evola

Back Lot Lead

Brian is a seasoned driver adept at picking up donations safely while meeting tight deadlines. Brian loves Habitat donors and works closely with dispatch to make sure the process goes smoothly. Brain’s smile is contagious and he puts God’s love into action everyday on and off the truck.

John House

Driver Lead

John is a warehouse logistic professional with an unrivaled work ethic and experience in customer service and delivery. John works hard to make sure donors are greeted at the store and receiving runs as smooth as possible. John is a problem solver and is an expert at inspecting donations before they hit the sales floor.

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