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Meet Our Staff

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Chad Bouley

Executive Director

Chad Bouley has spent over 20 years working with Habitat for Humanity. With his years of experience and knowledge about affordable homeownership, Chad is looking forward to developing existing and new relationships while bolstering enthusiasm for volunteering and financial support within the CMHFH community.

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Ashley Ogaja

Volunteer Coordinator

Ashley joined CMHFH in August of 2021. Ashley is happy to help families in our community get affordable housing and loves working with our volunteers. In the past, Ashley worked as an Administrative Assistant/Database Support.

 

Ashley lives in Saint Joseph, MN with her husband (Eddy), and three children. Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and hiking.

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Caleb Larson

Construction Manager

Caleb grew up in Albertville, MN before moving to Fargo, ND to attend North Dakota State University.  He graduated with a degree in construction management and moved back to Minnesota.  Caleb now lives in Monticello with his wife Kayla and two dogs. He enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and spending time with family. 

 

Caleb started working in the construction industry in high school and continued all through college.  He has done a little bit of everything; from landscaping all the way to remodeling. He really enjoys what he does and is looking forward to what this new position will teach him as well as what he can help to teach others.

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Jessica Macy

Office Manager

Jessica joined Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity in 2017. She enjoys supporting the team in a variety of ways, always with the goal of seeing our community come together to make affordable homeownership a reality for more of our neighbors.

 

Jessica lives in Sauk Rapids and enjoys reading (mostly non-fiction), knitting, and road trips. and appreciates the opportunity to help others in the area achieve their goal of homeownership. 

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Josie Sauer

Client and Homeowner Services

Josie has over eight years of non-profit experience including program coordination, grant management, and finance work. She is a life-long Sauk Rapids resident and is excited to be part of the CMHFH team working to make safe, affordable homeownership available to members of our community.

Josie lives in Sauk Rapids with her partner Jesse and their two teenagers. Josie enjoys spending time with her family, attending her children’s events, reading, and traveling.

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Rylie Owen

Communications Assistant

Rylie is a student at the College of St. Benedict, working with CMHFH through the Bonner Leaders Program. As a Girl Scout, Rylie learned to love service activities and is incredibly excited to learn more about CMHFH, how housing impacts different aspects of life, and how non-profits operate.


When Rylie isn't working or studying, they spend most of their free time reading, writing, or playing with their cat, Sage! They're pursuing a bachelor's degree in Classical Languages, with minors in Art History and Anthropology.

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Nick Thollz

Construction Superintendent

Nick has over 20 years of experience in construction, from everything from shingles to structural steel framing. He has worked on a variety of projects, including at the Sartell and Saulk Rapids high schools. Nick grew up in Rice, MN, and enjoys helping others learn about the construction trade.

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Bruce Knafla

Construction Superintendent

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Art Buhs

Property Acquisition

Art Buhs joined CMHFH in 2016, bringing with him over fifty years of construction experience. After leading the construction team for 6 years, he is currently acting in a consulting role in Property Acquisition.

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Marie Gertken

Administrative Director

Marie has been working with Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity since 2005, in addition to her work with several local businesses. She has over 25 years of experience in bookkeeping and administration for small businesses.

Marie lives in Holdingford, less then 15 miles from the farm that she grew up on in central Stearns County. She has spent most of her life in rural Stearns County and appreciates the opportunity to help others in the area achieve their goal of homeownership. Marie enjoys gardening and cooking, mostly in the style of her German heritage.

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