Our Staff

Jamie Caperton, Executive Director

Jamie Caperton is a 35 year veteran of nonprofit service. She started her professional career as a registered nurse and soon moved into management positions with several corporate leaders in the health care field. Her passion, though, is working with charities. She volunteered with Girls Scouts, Special Olympics and several others before making a career change to nonprofit fund-raising. She first started with the Austin Children’s Museum then moved to Texas Special Olympics as their State Fund Raising Director. Her best move came when she decided to take the challenge of founding and directing the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center. Jamie served as CEO for that organization for 10 years and then retired. After 10 years of owning her own consulting firm helping nonprofit agencies, Jamie and her husband, Ben, retired to the mountains of Colorado and opened The Cellar Door a unique wine, home furnishing, décor, gifts and accessories store in Woodland Park. In 2013, Jamie decided to return to her roots in the nonprofit world and accepted the job as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Teller County. She is excited to serve in the leadership position of this dynamic organization.

Susan Cummings, Homebuyer Services Coordinator

Susan Cummings, has lived in Woodland Park for 18 years. She has one son, one daughter, two step-daughters and 10 grandchildren. When not busy with family activities and functions, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, mushroom hunting and flower gardening. When the snow falls you will find her out snowshoeing or sitting by the fire, reading and also doing some creative cooking. Susan has a home-based bookkeeping business, Aspen Office Works, providing services to local small business owners and entrepreneurs. She also has many years of experience with nonprofits handling their daily financials. She was a mentor with Choices and loves her work within the Habitat for Humanity of Teller County affiliate.

Karen Fay, Finance Coordinator

Our finance coordinator, Karen Fay, has lived in Woodland Park for over 30 years. She is a lover of travel, meeting new people and experiencing new places. Gage, her Bernese Mountain Dog, is a great companion when she is enjoying activities such as hiking, snowshoeing and exploring the great outdoors. She works part time in the Teller Habitat office taking care of the general accounting needs of the organization which includes, bookkeeping, processing financial reports, donor funds management, mortgagee funds management, and providing some miscellaneous assistance to Habitat Executive Director, Jamie Caperton. After volunteering with Teller Habitat for more that 2 years, she is happy to be a permanent part of the team.

Judy Gaffney, Resource Development Coordinator

Judy moved to Colorado over ten years ago. She loves the mountains: including hiking, motorcycle riding with her husband and walking the dogs. Retired now from 14ers, with 10 of them to her credit!

She has been involved with fundraising since the passing of her father in 1998; taking over where he left off, trying to make a difference. Event planning, helping others and becoming a part of her community has been her passion. Volunteering for Habitat events started in 2016, but she joined our team October of 2018 as Resource Development Coordinator. With Marketing, Purchasing and Inventory Control and Decorating all in her background, she’s sure to make any event top notch.