Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Bill Dalton

Darling Homes

HomeAid Houston Board President, 2018

I seek lot opportunities for Darling Home’s operations in the Greater Houston area that meet the Darling brand objectives. I negotiate the lot purchase contracts and maintain an ongoing relationship with developers as Darling builds its homes in those communities. My role includes networking with many different professionals in the homebuilding/land development industry in order to keep up with the dynamic Houston marketplace.

Home Aid Houston offers me the opportunity to work with many of my talented peers in this industry to help provide more housing for homeless citizens. It’s so rewarding to see how the combined talents and hard work of so many GHBA members and affiliates can make such a difference in the lives of these well deserving people, who have such a great need.

Bob Carroll

CrossFirst Bank

Bob Carroll is a Residential Construction Banker with CrossFirst Bank responsible for financing privately owned Home Builders in the Central United States. He has worked directly with single family builders since 1999 and has been in banking since 1985.

HomeAid Houston is an incredible organization dedicated to moving the homeless into stable living environments. It is an honor to be able to work alongside the incredibly talented and dedicated board members committed to this mission.

Brian Stoker

Amegy Bank

Brian has been in the Houston banking industry since 1977.  He has been an Amegy Bank of Texas manager for 18 years. Brian established the Community Lending Department of Amegy Bank of Texas that specializes in affordable housing mortgages and commercial loans.
 
Brian has been active as a Board Member and Executive Committee Member of HoustonLocal Initiatives Support Corporation; a Past President and current Board Member of The Houston Credit Coalition; a Board Member of Rebuilding Together Houston; Past President and current Board Member of the CRA Officers Council and a Board Member and Finance Committee Member of Gateway to Care.

 

Casey Watts Morgan

Greater Houston Builders Association

Casey is currently the  Executive Vice President and CEO of the GHBA. Before joining the GHBA in 2012, Casey lived in Washington DC and worked for a transportation infrastructure lobbying firm. She brings great legislative and public policy experience to the GHBA with a background working at the White House and Capitol Hill. 

She is a wife and mother of two beautiful little boys.

Chris Hawkins

Bayou City Risk

Chris Hawkins, President of Bayou City Risk, has been committed to the construction industry since he became a risk manager in 1997.  Chris will be serving as a presidential appointee to the GHBA Board of Directors Executive Committee for 2016.
 

Chris has been a part of the HomeAid team as a board member for 10 years.  He has been HomeAid's talented "master of ceremonies" (MC) for numerous events and fundraisers, and has played a key role in recruiting sponsors for HomeAid's numerous events throughout the year. 

Cindy Hinson

Lennar / Village Builders

Past President, 2016

Director of Community Affairs - I manage our Product Development and Construction Training & Quality departments and launch new communities and products to achieve profitability and timing goals. This entails establishing and enhancing effective processes for communication and benchmark measuring between the division office and field Sales, Construction, and Customer Care associates. Additionally, I implement and supervise our Focused Act of Caring programs building partnerships with charities and other organizations to strengthen our community. I have also taken the role as the Greater Houston Builders Association’s chairperson for their 38 year old charity fundraiser, the Benefit Homes Project for 2018.

Serving on the HomeAid Board reinforces my belief that true leadership involves striving to improve generations of lives through one’s actions. It has sparked my passion to make a difference and change the status quo for the better.    

 

 

 

Craig Gentry

Prosperity Bank

Craig Gentry is a native Houstonian spending the past 30 years in banking, currently working with Prosperity Bank as the President of Consumer Lending in his home town Houston, Texas.  

Craig’s passion for serving has a long tradition going back to the days when the only thing he had to offer was his time. What began with coaching youth league sports at an early age continued with community service including Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at the local food bank and serving on the board for Hunter’s Harvest encouraging hunters to donate excess wild game to local shelters.

Leading by example is a philosophy that Craig believes in and lives by. He says this philosophy has served him well in his business and in his personal life. Actually, this is how Craig first became involved with HomeAid Houston by selecting HomeAid as one of several local charitable organizations where he could donate money from each mortgage loan closing in the name of his customer. This was his closing gift to his customer – a charitable donation in their name to a worthwhile organization like HomeAid.

Craig is a Deacon at Second Baptist Church in Houston and he is active in the Angels of Light outreach ministry that serves over 7,000 deserving members of our local community on an annual basis. He is also active in the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association where he serves on the seminar committee.

Craig and his wife, Lisa have 3 children, all proud members of Texas A&M Association of Former Students, currently living and working in Houston.

Ernest Campbell

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Ernest Campbell is a Regional Diverse Segments Manager for the State of Texas. As the RDSM, Ernest has the responsibilities to create, direct and implement regional and local tactical marketing plans to develop significant purchase market share in ethnic minority communities across the full economic spectrum as well as those homebuyers in low to moderate income communities throughout the state. He works to increase the visibility of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. through partnerships, strategic alliances and works with the regional staff to grow a culturally diverse leadership team and sales force, to reflect those of the communities served by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

Additionally, he is the Charitable Giving Manager for the Wells Fargo Housing Counseling Foundation in the state of Texas and is responsible for managing the relationships and annual grant budget for local housing non-profits and trade organizations in his Regional footprint, that have a mission to create sustainable homeownership, affordable housing and opportunities for first time home buyers.

 

Ernest has been in the mortgage industry for over 17 years and is a graduate of Missouri Valley College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Management. He is a member of several trade and civic organizations both nationally and locally in the city of Houston, TX where he currently resides.

George Guattare

Bank of America

George Guattare is a Senior Vice President and Senior Client Manager in the Commercial Real Estate Banking Group of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In his role, he delivers a broad array of financial services to commercial real estate firms, including developers, homebuilders, investment funds, and real estate investment trusts. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Seton Hall University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.  George resides in Houston with his wife and four daughters.

 Serving on the HomeAid Board provides a special opportunity to impact people’s lives in a meaningful way.  I feel fortunate to have role in providing individuals and families with positive environments that facilitate stability and personal growth.

Greg Madrey

Builders Post-Tension

With more than 20 years of building industry experience, Greg Madrey serves as the Outside Sales Manager for Builders Post-Tension, in which he develops and deepens relationships with builders, concrete turnkeys and multi-family projects.
 
Greg has been active in the GHBA, serving as the 2016 Associate Vice President, Associate Council Speaker Planning Committee Chair, and Volume Builder Committee member, among other roles.  Greg also earned his Certified Graduate Associate designation through the GHBA. 
 
“I’ve been active in HomeAid Houston for several years, most recently serving on the Project Selection Committee,” says Greg,” but I’m particularly honored to step up and join the board for this year, to support this great cause that directly benefits our community.” 

Greg Tomlinson

Builders Post-Tension

Past President, 2015

Greg N. Tomlinson has been in the Construction/Post-Tension Industry since 1989. In 2001 he founded Builders Post-Tension, with his business partner Brian Q. Conley. He is President and majority owner at Builders Post-Tension, a locally owned and operated American owned Concrete Reinforcement Materials Supply Company.

Greg has also been very involved with the GHBA since 1989 and has always been a supporter of HomeAid Houston since its inception in 2003. He joined the HomeAid Houston Board in 2011 and has served as Project Mgt. Chairperson. He was the 2015 HomeAid Houston Board President.

James Miller

Empire Communities

A native Houstonian, James is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Architectural Engineering.  He started in the home building industry as a builder and worked as a Project Manager, and a Division Manager before serving as Houston Region President for McGuyer Homebuilders, where he worked for 26 years. He currently works as the Division President for Empire Communities.  He has recently completed his second, and final, three year term on the board of the Center for Hearing and Speech and currently serves on the board for the Stratford/Westside chapter of Young Life.  He is married (Cynthia), with three kids (Taylor, UT grad; Zachary, Harvard sophomore; and Jalan, Stratford High junior).

Jennifer Taylor

Newland Communities

Past President

 With a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Marketing,from Texas A&M University, Jennifer serves as the Regional Vice President of Marketing for Newland Communities.  She has served HomeAid as a past president of the board, as well as chairperson of the Marketing committee.

 Along with husband Andy, and son Jake, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends

 When asked why she chose HomeAid, Jennifer replied “HomeAid provides the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the community – in some cases, to make systemic changes to families’ and people’s lives.  It’s not only partnering with agencies to provide housing for those who need it - it goes beyond that.  It’s the opportunity to help people further their education, develop good job skills and life skills so that they never find themselves in need of this kind of help again.  And neither do their children.” 

 “The idea that we can help even one child break the cycle of homelessness (or solve the problems that caused homelessness) and provide a safe, nurturing environment for that child to live and grow up is very powerful to me.  This is the kind of volunteer work that I want to do!”  

Jim Muska

Satterfield and Pontikes Construction, Inc.

Jim Muska is the Assistant General Counsel for Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc., a Houston-based commercial general contractor. Prior to attending law school he spent 8 years building homes in the Houston area. He resides in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife, Bonnie, and their 4 daughters, Kennedy, Kirsten, Kampbell and Kuinn. Jim joined the HomeAid Houston Board of Directors in 2012 and has served on its Project Selection Committee since that time. “God has blessed my family far beyond anything I could ever deserve. How could I accept that blessing and not look for a way to bless others.” 

Keith Luechtefeld

Shea Homes

Keith Luechtefeld is the President of the Houston Division of Shea Homes, a company he joined in 2013 to start up Shea Homes’ operations in Houston.  Mr. Luechtefeld is responsible for all activities of the Houston Division.  Since starting up Shea Homes operations in 2013, Mr. Luechtefeld has built the local Houston team and successfully obtained control of more than 450 lots in 7 product positions in some of the top master planned communities in Houston.

Prior to joining Shea Homes, Mr. Luechtefeld was President of the Houston operations of Darling Homes.  During his time at Darling Homes, the Houston operations sold and closed approximately 1200 homes representing $500 million in revenue and over $80 million in profit.

Mr. Luechtefeld is also a member of the Greater Houston Builders Association board and a member of the Project Selection Committee of HomeAid Houston.  These organizations have provided an opportunity for Mr. Luechtefeld to work with many of his talented peers in the industry and to give back to the communities where he lives and works by helping to provide more housing for homeless citizens.  “It is an honor to serve alongside so many talented and dedicated individuals working to positively impact the lives of those in need.”

Kendall McDermott

Allpoints Surveying

As the Customer Relations Manager for Allpoints Surveying, Kendall McDermott works to increase customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention while growing overall market share.

Kendall has been active in the GHBA since 2016, serving on the Custom Council Board, Associate Council Board, as well as named the 2017 GHBA Young Professional of the Year. She joined the HomeAid Board in 2017 and currently sits on the executive committee as the development chair.

I enjoy working closely with HomeAid staff, supporters and builders in creating safe environments for Houston's homeless. Being apart of this organization gives me the opportunity to help initiate change in a meanigful way within Houston's homeless community.

Lisa Clark

Ryko Development

With over 28 years experience in Real Estate Development Lisa Clark has worked in every phase of community development. As Ryko Development’s Vice President/General Manager Lisa is one of the prime movers in developing Ryko’s Houston communities, Lakes on Eldridge, Lakes on Eldridge North, Villages at Lakepointe, Lakes of Bella Terra and Townsen Bridge. She also oversees BeechTree, Ryko’s 1200 acre luxury golf course community in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Lisa also made history in 2009 as President of the Greater Houston Builder’s Association (GHBA). She is the first female to hold this position at the GHBA since its inception in 1941. Lisa has also been active in both NAHB and TAB from 2008 to present.

Lisa has also played a key role for HomeAid Houston in the fund raising arena. She was the chair of the fundraising committee in 2011 and has manned dozens of hours on the phone soliciting support from GHBA members for the many HomeAid projects over the past 9 years.
 

Mark Welch

David Weekley Homes

Past President

I am the Land Acquisition Manger for David Weekley Homes in the greater Houston area. I help identify land and lot opportunities to build Weekley’s great variety of homes. I have the pleasure to work with many real estate professionals, including land developers and consultants who create some of the nicest neighborhoods in the country.

HomeAid Houston provides an opportunity for a wide variety of real estate professionals to help fight the homelessness challenge in Houston. It’s amazing what the many members of the Greater Houston Builders Assoc. working through HomeAid can accomplish when they have a common goal and nobody cares who gets the credit! 

McCalle Fryar

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

McCalle Fryar is a Builder Solutions Specialist for 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty®, the largest new home structural warranty provider.

Covering Houston, Southeast Texas, Austin, Central Texas, Fort Worth and all of Arkansas, she spends her time educating home builders and home buyers on the industry, rules and regulations and the benefits of the company’s warranty products. McCalle graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mass Communications, is a member of the several builders associations and is active with Habitat for Humanity and Houston Animal Rescue.

McCalle’s advocacy for homelessness, and her active participation in the home building industry, made HomeAid a natural fit. After her first luncheon, she knew she had to and wanted to get involved – she knew she had found her place and a way to make a difference in Houston.

Nicole Keown

Sandcastle Homes

Nicole Keown, Purchasing Manager for Sandcastle Homes, enthusiastically joined the HomeAid Board in 2017. As a Bauer College of Business, University of Houston Alum with over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Nicole eagerly contributes her talents to HomeAid Houston . Nicole has previously been given the opportunity to manage two HomeAid Care projects as Builder Captain for Sandcastle Homes and immediately fell in love with the mission of HomeAid Houston. Not only is she now committed to serving the HomeAid board as the Chair for HomeAid Cares,  Nicole is a GHBA Certified Green Building Professional, serving as the Co-Chair for Green Built Gulf Coast Committee. Although she is not a native Houstonian, Nicole loves living in the greater Houston area. She currently resides in Cypress and enjoys raising her two beautiful children.

Patrick Mayhan

Westin Homes

Patrick Mayhan has been in the new home building industry for over 20 years with stints at Newmark Homes, David Weekley Homes, and, for the past 14 years, as the Vice President of Purchasing  for Westin Homes.

Patrick currently serves as the HomeAid Houston Chairperson of the Project Management committee.

An active member of the GHBA for several years, Patrick also serves as the vice president of the Bay Area Builders Association Board of Directors.

A native Houstonian, Patrick and his wife Michelle and their son Landon (6) live in the West Houston area.

Salty Thomason

Champions Hydro-Lawn Inc.

Immediate Past President

In a phrase, Salty Thomason is best described as a businessman who loves to grow business. He is a lifelong learner, culture change leader, and community leader.

Salty is a member of the Silver Fox Advisors, an association of corporate CEO’s, senior consultants, visionaries, business leaders, and entrepreneurs who since 1986 have been providing mentoring and consulting to businesses, of all sizes, located in the greater Houston, Texas area. 

As a community leader, he has served in numerous board roles. Currently, in addition to his role as a board member of HomeAid Houston, he is also a board member of Texas Repertory Theatre. He has served on the Pella Corporation National Distributor Advisory Board and was Greater Houston Builder’s Association Remodelers Council Associate of the Year.  Salty also mentors students at the C.T. Bauer School of Business Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston.

 Salty has lived and worked in the greater Houston area for most of his life. He has been married for over 38 years to wife Barbara who serves as the president and CEO of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce. Salty and Barbara have two grown children, both of whom live in Texas.  

Stuart Feldman

 A fourth-generation Texan and native Houstonian, Stuart has been in the Home Building Industry for over 40 years. Formerly the President of Gulf & Basco, he is now retired and plays cowboy on his ranch in Brenham. He is married and has two kids, and one grandkid (soon to be two!). Raised in a family where charity was taught by doing, he has always taken an active role in helping those less fortunate. "Whoever saves a life, saves the world."

Stuart is the longest serving member of the HomeAid Board, having first joined HomeAid in 2007. He has served as chair of the Project Selection Committee and the Board Stewardship Committee. He is currently the chair of the Community Outreach Initiative for HomeAid.

Tasha Cryar Steiner

On-Target! Marketing & Advertising

Early in her career, Tasha combined her natural artistic skills as a graphic designer with her leadership abilities for Enron and MinuteMaid as an Art Director. She also applied her legendary attention to detail throughout the printing process, delivering high-end collateral to every client. As COO with On-Target! Marketing and Advertising, Tasha recruits and manages an award-winning creative team recognized by the Houston Business Journal as a Top Advertising Agency and Fast 100 Fastest Growing Private Company. She has worked with HomeAid for over a decade, donating pro-bono services, guiding the marketing committee and serving on the Board of Directors since 2014.

Toner Kersting

TONER Home Matters

Toner Kersting graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and is a published journalist-turned-building professional. Toner is the owner of TONER Home Matters and has emerged as a national specialist in energy, sustainability, forensics of structures ranging from the early 1800's to new development. He speaks nationally and locally, as well as supports small to large businesses in the development of market gap products and services. 

Toner has served the GHBA for the past five years and is excited at the opportunity to serve Houston's homeless community with HomeAid. 

HomeAid Houston Staff

Carl Salazar

HomeAid Houston

Executive Director

Carl was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He enlisted in the Navy when he was 17 and went on to graduate from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Carl is an 11-year veteran of the Navy, including service aboard the USS Ford (FFG 54) while deployed in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Following military service, Carl earned an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. His business career includes roles in manufacturing, distribution, and management consulting. Carl moved to Houston in 2008, and soon after launched Expedition Balance, a 501c3 charity that serves Veterans with yoga, mindfulness, and other tools to help them heal from invisible wounds of service.

Most recently, Carl served as Director of Veterans Affairs for the City of Houston, where he served under both Mayors Turner and Parker. In this role, he led efforts to serve Veterans and their families with support in employment, mental health, housing, and other needs. Carl has two children; Gabby, who recently graduated from Baylor University and is a kindergarten teacher in Katy, Texas, and Jack, a student at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston.

Sheri Douglass

HomeAid Houston

Director of Development

Sheri Douglass is the Director of Development for HomeAid Houston. She is responsible for overseeing all development initiatives including the Annual Golf Tournament, Project Playhouse, the HALO Luncheon and HomeAid Heroes Program.

She began her career with American Cancer Society and understands the critical importance of reaching goals in a competitive philanthropic community. Sheri managed and directed all tasks related to the American Diabetes Wine & Roses Gala as Associate of Development between 2010 and 2012 and later worked with the Frankel Foundation reviewing grant and foundation requests. Sheri received her degree in Organizational Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. 
 

Terry Swenson

HomeAid Houston

Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Terry Swenson has served the Greater Houston Builders Association for over twenty years, as the public relations person for the GHBA’s Benefit Homes Project and the Director of Public Relations for HomeAid Houston.

In addition to her roles with the GHBA, Terry is the creator and curator of HomeAid’s “Picture This” project, which captures images taken by homeless men, women, teens and veterans in our community.

Kirsten Robbins

HomeAid Houston

Operations Coordinator

Kirsten Robbins graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Marketing degree from the McCombs School of Business. She comes from 5 years of eCommerce experience in the retail industry.

After countless years of volunteering for communities all across the Houston area, she decided to pursue her true passion for non-profit and joins us as the Operations Coordinator directing HomeAid’s Community Outreach efforts and providing administrative support to the directors.