268 AmeriCorps volunteers have served at Habitat Seattle-King County since 1998 Learn more about our current members!

Cari Firriolo

Construction Crew Leader

About Cari

After living in the suburbs of Philadelphia for most of her life, Cari attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She studied Media Studies with a focus in video production. During her freshman year, she went on her first Habitat for Humanity trip with her school. After building in Colorado, she went to North Carolina twice, Taos NM, and even to Peru to build! After seeing this opening in the PNW, she couldn’t help but jump on the opportunity to continue building and getting the chance to explore the west coast.

Rachel Coe-Scharff

Construction Crew Leader

About Rachel

Rachel grew up in upstate New York, and then studied Civil Engineering at Princeton University. After graduation, seeking adventure and hoping to make a difference and escape the cubicle that loomed in her future, she joined AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), where she had the opportunity to serve with The Nature Conservancy in Maine, Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, and Genesee County Habitat for Humanity in Michigan. It was there that she discovered her enthusiasm for construction and was inspired by Habitat’s mission. Rachel hopes that through this position she can expand her construction and leadership skills and find ways to bring together her interests in service, hands-on work, and engineering. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, and playing guitar and saxophone.

Cotton Stone

Construction Crew Leader

About Cotton

Cotton was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He is graduating from McCallum High School on 28 May 2020. After being inspired to help underserved communities during his time volunteering in the Dominican Republic in the summer before his junior year, he started researching different ways to volunteer and found Habitat for Humanity. He plans on using this time as a gap year opportunity and afterward, will go back to Austin and continue pursuing education in Finance. Cotton enjoys dancing, rad music, movies, and TEX-MEX. He’s really excited to start this next part of his life and is looking forward to learning as much as he can.

Anna Kosirog

Hybrid – Construction Crew Leader/Volunteer Coordination

About Anna

Anna grew up near Chicago, Illinois.  She graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA this spring with a Bachelor of Arts degree in human and social services. During her time at Evergreen, Anna further developed her passions for service and woodworking. She spent one term teaching and mentoring underprivileged youth in a local high school program called the Freedom Farmers. Anna also spends way too much time working in woodshop classes as a program aide and building her own guitar. She also finds time to build the social media presence of her regular companion, a blind dog named Parker.

Anna is very excited about becoming a Construction Crew Leader for AmeriCorps Habitat for Humanity. She looks forward to the opportunity to serve a needy community, develop her leadership abilities, and hone her carpentry skills. She hopes that by the end of her term the houses she helped to build will have made a positive, life-long impact for many deserving Seattle families. Ideally, Anna would like to continue her service with underprivileged communities for the rest of her life. While she is not sure what the future holds, she is thinking of pursuing an advanced degree in social work.

She is now extremely excited to follow her passion for service and join AmeriCorps Habitat for Humanity by accepting the position as a construction crew leader where she will be serving in and around the Seattle area.

Lisa Cooper

Construction Crew Leader

About Lisa

Lisa grew up in Illinois and graduated from the University of Michigan in 2015 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After her graduation from the University of Michigan, Lisa moved to Seattle to work for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard but wanted to pursue work that had a greater impact on her community. She enjoys backpacking and rock climbing as well as playing rugby. She is very excited for the opportunity to serve her community with Habitat for Humanity.

Faren Roth

Construction Crew Leader

About Faren

Faren grew up in Guilford, Connecticut before making the drastic 20-minute move to New Haven for college. She is looking forward to the actually drastic move to Seattle. Faren just completed her sophomore year at Yale University, where she studies Mathematics. A strong dislike for online covid-era classes paired with a desire to learn how to build houses and work on construction sites brought Faren to Habitat Seattle. She is excited to experience the West Coast, especially its bubble tea (because she’s been told it’s far superior to the East Coast’s). She enjoys word puzzles, playing soccer, learning ASL, and backpacking.

Paul Donsky

Construction Crew Leader

About Paul

Paul graduated from Oregon State University in 2020 with a degree in Environmental Science and will be serving as an AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader with Seattle – King County Habitat for Humanity this year. Paul began serving with Habitat in his hometown of Gainesville, Florida, as an intern and then a Site Coordinator with Alachua Habitat for Humanity for 2 years. During that time, he was greatly inspired to witness what can be accomplished when diverse groups of people come together for a common goal.

Paul also worked for 3 years at a nonprofit working to protect Florida’s drinking water. His ultimate goal is to produce positive change for the environment. Habitat’s mission of providing access to housing, creating economic stability, and strengthening communities directly translates to greater environmental sustainability for the Seattle area. After serving with Habitat, Paul plans to return to school for a graduate degree and pursue a career in environmental protection.

Matthew Musetich

Construction Crew Leader

About Matthew

Matt comes to Seattle via South Bend, Indiana, where he recently completed degrees in Civil Engineering and Art History from the university of Notre Dame. His first sustained encounter with Habitat came while working for the New Orleans Area affiliate for a summer, and he is excited to return to the work site! In his free time, he enjoys wandering on foot and by bike, cooking palačinke, reading, writing, and playing music. He looks forward to settling into a new community, exploring the local music scene in Seattle, and wandering through the parks of the Pacific Northwest.

Jess Schell

Construction Crew Leader

About Jess

Jessica grew up right outside of Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with a Bachelors of Architecture and minor in Psychology. In her last year of school she volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Raleigh, NC. She absolutely loved her time there but went to work for the architecture firm she interned for right out of school. This year she is excited to come back to Habitat to learn as much as she can from the construction process. She is also excited to learn from and adapt to a new city! In her spare time she enjoys playing the guitar and ukulele, listening to music, hanging out with her friends, traveling, painting/drawing, reading and hiking! She also has a passion for learning new ways to be more sustainable and how she can make changes to impact the environment!

Mackenzie Powell

Construction Crew Leader

About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a recent graduate from the University of Rhode Island with degrees in Chemical Engineering and French and will be serving as a Construction Crew Leader for Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County. Following a five-year program in college, including a year spent abroad in France, Mackenzie is excited for a post-grad adventure, continuing her love for immersing into new cultures. With a desire to serve and help people and communities, as well as a love for doing hands-on projects, she is excited to be joining the Habitat for Humanity community!

Mackenzie enjoys reading, listening to and playing music, traveling to new places, and hanging out with her friends. After her Habitat Americorps experience, she hopes to continue her education at grad school, getting a master’s or PhD, and eventually getting an engineering job in the pharmaceutical industry.

Bethany Lillie

VISTA Resource Development

About Bethany

Bethany was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. She attended the University of Cincinnati double majoring in Photojournalism and Electronic Media. She participated in several co-ops and internships, mostly in the marketing field. She was active in many organizations including marching band and student government. After graduating in spring of 2019, she worked as a volunteer in Antanarivo, Madagascar, teaching English. She was unfortunately evacuated early from there in March due to Covid-19. But she is taking the opportunity to work for Habitat Seattle as an Americorps. She is very excited to use her major and explore a new city.