Michelle WoodsExecutive Director
Michelle became the Executive Director for Habitat St. Charles in October 2019, after serving for 8 years as the affiliates’ first Homeowner Support Manager. Michelle is passionate about homeownership, affordable housing, homelessness, family empowerment and the community of St. Charles County. As Director, Michelle is seeking partnerships to strengthen and grow the impact that is needed in our community and for our neighbors.
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 25 years in either case management, School Social Work, or in Divorce/Custody or Juvenile Offender Mediation.
Michelle was born and raised in St. Charles and lives in O’Fallon with her husband and two teenage sons. As a family they stay busy hiking, camping, watching/playing soccer, and taking trips to visit their family who live on a farm.
Tony BradburyDirector of Construction
With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Tony joined Habitat St. Charles as the Director of Construction, where he leads a host of construction activities at the Habitat affiliate build sites, including contracts, design, specifications, estimating, permitting, and scheduling. In addition, he works closely with workers in the skilled construction trades and supervises volunteers to ensure a high level of quality and safety.
Prior to joining Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County in 2014, he built homes with a developer and managed his own contracting and remodeling business. Tony’s favorite part about Habitat St. Charles is, “Being able to be part of something bigger than just building a home, it’s knowing that what we are doing is changing someone’s life, and just not now but for future generations!”
When not on the job site, Tony enjoys spending time with his wife, exploring the backroads on his motorcycle, volunteering with the Elk’s, and visiting their two kids at college.
Jacquie VickDirector of Development
Jacquie joined the Habitat St. Charles team in March of 2023. She shares Habitat St. Charles’ mission to “demonstrate the love of Christ” and the belief that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to live and raise a family. Summarizing a quote from the late Jackie Robinson, “You’re not successful unless you impact the lives of others,” Jacquie believes that people who want you to succeed will help you.
Jacquie is passionate about professional growth and development and believes that education, travel, exposure, and experiences shape your perspective on life. She is an avid reader and has had the opportunity to travel to several countries on five of the world’s seven continents. She says, “I have traveled to some amazing places, met some amazing people, and have had some amazing experiences. All of which has helped to shape my perspective on life and the value I place on the lives of others.”
She is an author and recently published a book, Victoriously Dancing Through Life, Orchestrated by God. She has a diverse communications, project management, training, and leadership development background. She holds an MBA and a master’s in media communications. Jacquie is a native of Newark, NJ, and currently resides in Saint Louis, MO.
LaTonya ThomasVolunteer Engagement Coordinator
LaTonya is a dedicated community advocate and leader, as evident from her involvement as the Founder and CEO of Sweet Start Ministries, as a business owner in O’Fallon, and her participation in the St. Charles Vision Leadership program. Her commitment extends to various areas, including serving as an Ambassador for the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and contributing her expertise as a member of the Board of Adjustments for the City of O’Fallon.
Not stopping there, LaTonya’s community engagement takes on an executive level through her participation in the St. Charles Community Council and her membership in Little Black Book – Women in Business. Her dedication to improving the lives of others shines through in every aspect of her involvement. Beyond her impressive professional achievements, LaTonya is a proud mother of five young adults and enjoys spending her spare time immersed in creativity. Her love for music, culinary arts, and creating beautiful art pieces showcases her vibrant and multifaceted personality.
As the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County, LaTonya Thomas continues to channel her passion for community development, service, and leadership into creating positive change. Her unique blend of experiences and talents make her an invaluable asset to our team, contributing to our mission of building homes and transforming lives.
Dominic GroaningGrant Writer and Development Coordinator
Dominic is a proud graduate of Lindenwood University, holding two bachelor’s degrees in English Literature with an Emphasis in Creative Writing and Philosophy & Religion. His unwavering commitment to making a positive impact is evident through completing over 500 hours of volunteer service during his post-secondary education. Whether through tutoring at-risk youth, traveling nationally to contribute to homebuilding projects, or supporting local fish fry events, Dominic has consistently demonstrated a profound passion for acts of service. Born and raised in Downtown St. Louis, Dominic intimately understands the housing crisis and strives tirelessly to promote equity and assist those less fortunate in his community.
Dominic is also a Professional Reading and Writing Tutor at Harris Stowe State University. This deep connection to teaching the world of words infuses his work with a keen ability to articulate the mission and impact of Habitat for Humanity. His passion for literature, philosophy, and poetry fuels his critical and creative approach to grant writing. Dominic looks to use his expertise in storytelling and empathy-driven leadership to strengthen our team’s ability to make a positive impact in the St. Charles community.
Dominic’s commitment to making a difference and putting love into action extends beyond his professional and educational life. He is a caring husband, a loyal sibling, a supportive son, a valued friend, and a helpful neighbor. In his free time, when he isn’t with his wife and three cats or working, Dominic loves to read, write, and visit local art museums.
“Enlightenment creates understanding, understanding creates care, care creates patience, patience creates unity and peace.”
Cristina SilvaMarketing and Communications Coordinator
Cristina’s journey led her to Lindenwood University, where she pursued her passion for Advertising and Public Relations, majoring in these fields. Fluent in three languages, she not only communicates with words but also through the art of photography.
However, Cristina’s heart beats stronger for something more – mission work. Driven by the hardships of her native country, Venezuela, Cristina’s deep-seated enthusiasm for making the world a better place has found a home in Habitat’s mission. When she’s not capturing breathtaking moments or crafting compelling marketing content, you can find Cristina dancing away with joy.
Shana EubanksHomeowner Support Manager
On a wing and a prayer, and after some challenging life events, Shana and her husband chose to leave the east coast and relocate to St. Charles County 8 years ago, not knowing a soul, and they’ve been blessed ever since.
With more than 20 years experience in the social service field, primarily in child abuse and homelessness, Shana has developed a passion for building strong communities. Her children sit next to kids in school who are not as fortunate as her family, and she wanted to be part of a solution that would positively affect those children; their families! A common thread among vulnerable families is the lack of affordable housing. That is what brought her to Habitat!
In Shana’s free time, it’s all about her family and making lasting relationships towards a strong foundation for their kids, beyond just the classroom. Competition Dance Team and Select Soccer keep them very busy, and they are active in their Parish as well. A Pennsylvania girl at heart, she will always love her Birds- the Philadelphia Eagles, but she’s proud to support her new hometown Birds- the Cardinals.
Sarah ZimmerleReStore Manager
Sarah’s versatile background in customer service, photography and real estate have helped craft her vision – one which will help the ReStore to reach even greater heights. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Photography from the University of Missouri Saint Louis, Sarah pursued a life less ordinary. Her professional path has included becoming a retail and customer service leader and police dispatcher! She’s also an avid fan of crazy socks and cross-stitching. Tie all that together and there’s nothing that can surprise or stand in her way!
It’s no wonder that she adeptly balances her roles as mom, wife and leader of the ReStore. Come check out her work in action and see the ReStore’s impact in our community!
Jan CavenderOffice Manager
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 10 years. He helps us write our standard operating procedures, is a member of the site selection committee and more!