We are pleased to announce the addition of two part-time staff to our team at Teller Habitat. Susan Cummings is our new Bookkeeper. Linda Frakes is our new Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Susan Cummings 2Susan Cummings has lived in Woodland Park for 18 years along with her husband Danny. 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 will be working in the Teller Habitat office about 15 hours per week taking care of the general accounting needs of the organization which includes, bookkeeping, payroll processing and reporting, processing financial reports, donor funds management, mortgagee funds management, and providing some miscellaneous assistance to Habitat Executive Director Jamie Caperton.

 

Linda Frakes - 2Linda Frakes brings a wealth of experience working with nonprofit organizations in a variety of capacities from marketing and public relations to membership and volunteer coordination. Most recently Linda worked at the Pueblo Zoo and served as volunteer coordinator for Junior Achievement. In addition she has experience in the corporate world, having worked as an executive assistant for CH2M HILL, and in the public sector working at the city clerk’s office in Anchorage, Alaska. She also worked as a legal secretary for eight years in Wyoming.

Linda is a Colorado native. She was born in Canon City and grew up in Denver. She and her husband retired in 2011 and moved from Wetmore to Florissant, where they own 40 acres, four horses and two dogs. She has a daughter who is a Major in the U.S. Air Force and a son who is the Resource Counselor at the Pueblo Community College – Fremont Campus. He previously served in the Marine Corps. Linda and her husband currently volunteer for the Catamount Creek Ranch Mountain Lion Sanctuary.

As Volunteer Coordinator for Teller Habitat, Linda will be working to recruit and schedule volunteers for our new building project in Cripple Creek, a duplex at 215 Porphyry Street. Habitat for Humanity relies heavily on volunteers – they are the reason we are able to provide affordable housing. And they understand that helping Habitat is so much more than just helping to build homes. Their efforts are also helping to build lives and hope in our community.

There are many ways to get involved, from on-site construction activities to administrative work and fundraising projects. We welcome individual volunteers as well as groups who would like to spend a day working together. Whatever your skill level, we will find something for you to do. If you would like to get involved, contact Linda by phone (719-689-0569 or cell phone 719-406-8722) or email (linda@tellerhabitat.org) or click here to see our volunteer sign-up page.