Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Butte County is responsible for the oversight of the affiliate. This is a “hands on” board that gives generously of their time, talent, and treasure.

If you would like to be considered for board service, here is a complete 
job description
and application.

Jason Olivares


Member of the Homeowner Selection and Support Committees

Jason joined the Habitat for Humanity board in November of 2016 after having volunteered on builds and volunteering on the Homeowner Selection Committee. Jason comes from the Hospitality industry with 15 years of Hotel experience and is currently General Manager for the Oxford Suites in Chico. Jason recognizes the importance of home, with a place to lay roots a family has a chance to grow and prosper.

Tom Hayes

Vice President

Member of Land Acquisition Committee

Tom a CSU, Chico graduate returned to Chico in 1986 to work for the City of Chico’s Planning Department retiring in 2004.  Tom became involved with Habitat in the late 1980s to establish a Butte County affiliate.  He served for several years on the Habitat board during the 1990s assisting in property acquisition allowing for the construction of Habitat’s first homes in Butte County. 

Greg Creighton

Board Secretary

Member of the Land Acquisition and Construction Committees 

A resident of Chico since 1981, Greg recently is semi-retired from Sunseri Construction in Chico where he has served as the Vice-President/Lead Estimator for 30 years. Sunseri’s focuses on affordable housing for seniors, special needs, and multi-family housing projects. A member of the Habitat board since 2014. 

Carl Henker


Carl was raised in Paradise and spent several years in the home construction industry.  He began in real estate sales and then continued on into the finance industry.  He then became a home loan consultant for the next 13 years.  He reentered the real estate industry as the branch manager for Coldwell Banker Ponderosa Real Estate in Paradise where he continues to work as a sales agent.

Throughout his career, Carl has been involved as a board member with numerous non-profit organizations in Paradise and Chico and always a member of the Exchange Club a National Service organization.  He is married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

Mary Shippen


Member of the Homeowner Selection Committee and Site Host

Mary is currently working for the Chico Unified School District as a Special Needs Teacher’s Aide and an after-school program director.  She is a Habitat homeowner who moved into her home in January 2012. Mary can often be seen each  Saturday on the Habitat build site serving as our Site Host.

Teresa Kludt


Member of Resource Development and Growth Committee

Teresa graduated from California State University, Chico, and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School for Law.  She spent her legal career here in Butte County working for the District Attorney’s Office and Legal Services of Northern California.   Teresa and her family have been members of Habitat for Humanity International for over 20 years. She joined the Habitat for Humanity Butte County board in January 2018.

John Linhart


Member of the Executive, Personnel, Land Acquistion, and Construction Committees

First joining Habitat for Humanity of Butte County in 2014 as an active volunteer on the construction site and then as a member of the Board of Directors, John has an extensive background in construction and public works planning. Now retired, he most recently served as the Director of Planning and Public Works for Glenn County. 

Tom Baker


Tom attended the University of California as an undergraduate, with a major in History (B. A., 1972). The following year he received teaching credentials at the same university and began his career as a public school teacher.

During his tenure as a public school educator (1972-1992), he taught at levels ranging from K-12. He has also worked as a part-time instructor at Orange Coast Community College. After he moved to Northern California, he attended California State University at Chico to obtain credentials as a “Special Education Instructor” (1980-1981). Later still, he earned a separate “Resource Specialist” credential (1985). In 1998, he returned to Chico State to teach Business Law for two semesters.



Member of ReStore Committee

Following his career in architecture and planning, Richard retired in 2006 and relocated from San Francisco to Chico. His dream to build a sustainable and environmentally sensitive home led him to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in search of “construction discards” from various sources. He began volunteering at the ReStore and then joined the Habitat for Humanity of Butte County Board of Directors.




Location  |  220 Meyers St. Chico, Ca 95928

Mailing  |  P.O. Box 3073
Chico, CA 95927


Please Contact Us:

(530) 343-7423
ReStore (530) 895-1271


Administrative Hours: 
By appointment only.

ReStore Hours: 
Tues-Sat, 10:00am-6:00pm