Nancy CopeExecutive Director
Nancy joined us in 2012 from a career in corporate sales and management with Brown Shoe. With the goal of working in our community, she earned her Master’s in Non Profit Management from Webster University, joined Vision Leadership St. Charles and started volunteering in our community.
Through her involvement with Vision Leadership, she began to speak to local community groups and raise awareness about homelessness and substandard living conditions in St. Charles County.
After earning her Masters, she planned to use her business skills to help connect families in need with local resources. It was a great fit to join Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County.
It was only after being at Habitat, that she began to understand the challenge of losing her home in the flood of 1993, and how it would encourage her to help other families.
Nancy loves living in the country and enjoys supporting all things local; especially businesses, restaurants and music.
Tony BradburyConstruction Manager
Tony is the Golden Boy of the Habitat team and became the Construction Manager in July 2014; overseeing and instructing volunteers on the different build sites.
With over 25 years in the residential construction industry, he has owned a remodeling company and worked as a construction manager for a local home builder.
Tony is happily married and has a son and daughter. He spends his free time either coaching his daughter’s volleyball team, and watching his son perform in his school marching band or participating in a Boy Scout event
Michelle WoodsHomeowner Support Manager
Michelle joined the Habitat team in July of 2011 as the affiliates’ first Homeowner Support Manager. Michelle reaches out into the community to search for families in need of affordable and decent housing. She then leads the volunteer committee that selects new partner families. Michelle coordinates the homeowner education/Family Support program and works with each partner family as they prepare to become homeowners. Once in their homes, Michelle provides support, continuing education and referrals when needed.
Michelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Missouri State University in Springfield and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at UMSL. She has worked with families for over 20 years in either case management, School Social Work, or in Divorce/Custody or Juvenile Offender Mediation.
Michelle was born and raised in St. Charles County and lives in O’Fallon with her husband and two sons. She and her husband enjoy helping the kids in Boy Scouts, and watching them play soccer. As a family they stay busy hiking, camping, and taking trips to visit their family who live on a farm.
Marsha KirkAccounting Manager
Marsha brings a southern drawl along with over 25 years’ experience in government, corporate and construction accounting and residential/commercial property management.
“After working up the ladder from clerk to CFO, I found myself wanting to build more than a balance sheet. Habitat’s mission allows to do just that. I get to count beans in a way that makes a difference in the community–not just to a bottom line.”
Marsha joined the team in 2015 and works with all financial aspects of our operation including budgeting, bidding, mortgage transactions, loss mitigation, and asset management.
She spends her downtime with her fiancé and their beagle pups hunting and fishing.
Lori KehoeEngagement Manager
Lori joined the ReStore crew as a volunteer in 2008, where she met her now husband. After the birth of their daughter, she was given the opportunity to join the staff and jumped in with both feet. With experience as an administrative assistant, retail sales manager, kitchen designer, and assembler of all things General Motors van, she has mastered many glorious pursuits of diverse ingenuity.
She is now furthering her education in the field of Business Management.
From volunteer grunt to ReStore Manager, Lori has grown with the affiliate and now fills the position of Engagement Manager where she is leading the charge in spreading Habi-titus!
In 2014 she became a graduate of Vision of St. Charles County Leadership and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
A whiz at used toilet sales and administering dumpster therapy, Lori is an integral part of the HFHSCC family.
Lauren GrotegeersFund and Friend Raiser
Lauren started at Habitat St. Charles in 2010 as the Volunteer Coordinator intern before joining the team full time as the Resource Development Coordinator in June 2011.
Born and raised in St. Charles County (Duchesne High School, for those wondering THE St. Louis question).
She received her BA in Nonprofit Administration with an emphasis in Social Services from Lindenwood University. Lauren is responsible for providing leadership in fundraising, special events and all volunteer services for Habitat St. Charles. She developed a strong passion for volunteering in college and received the Community Services Designation Award for completing over 350 volunteer hours during her undergraduate studies.
Fun fact: As an avid music lover, Lauren has attended over 25 concerts and 3 music festivals over the past 2 years.
Leah CroweAwareness and Appreciation Coordinator
Leah developed a strong passion for nonprofit service while obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Leah’s flair for story telling through photography, organization, and diverse experience allows her to enter into both new and ongoing projects with ease.
She loves interacting with people and enjoys learning about different cultures. As part of the Engagement team, she works directly with individual donors, local businesses, churches and more to build awareness for the Habitat mission and create lasting relationships in the community. Outside the office, Leah loves lending a helping hand, traveling, exploring flea markets and spending time with her family and friends.
Jan CavenderAdministrative Assistant
Jan spent 30 years in education as a middle school history teacher (go Fort Zumwalt North Middle!). After retiring in 2010, she began volunteering in the community and eventually began working several days a week at the Habitat office. She is excited to join the staff and help in Habitat’s mission to provide decent, affordable housing for families in St. Charles County.
When not at the Habitat office, you will find Jan following her beloved St. Louis Cardinals, making music, working with her church, and keeping up with the latest adventures of her nieces and nephews.
Mike has been volunteering with Habitat St. Charles for over 7 years. He helps us write our standard operating procedures, is a member of the site selection committee and more!