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

Belle Carlson

Construction Volunteer Lead

About Belle

Belle first signed up for AmeriCorps in Delaware right before Hurricane Harvey in 2005. Belle was looking for a way to get involved and since she had a background in construction, working for Habitat for Humanity seemed like a natural fit.

“When you got to know the partner families after a while they start to feel like your own family. The gratitude you would see on their faces during home dedications was inspiring, and those memories are a big part of the reason why I signed up for another AmeriCorps term.”

Lauren Manginelli

Community Engagement Specialist

About Lauren

Lauren grew up in Connecticut and moved to Rhode Island to study psychology and Neuroscience at Providence College. During her Junior year abroad in Copenhagen, she was introduced to urban design and the impact of the built environment on community strength. She came to Habitat to learn more and engage with new communities. When not on-site, Lauren can be found cooking, running, making short videos or reading. She is excited to hike and explore the Pacific Northwest.

Ian Hinze

Community Engagement Specialist

About Ian

Ian joins our Habitat team from Decatur, Georgia, where they were born and raised. After taking a break from college in Georgia, Ian decided to move to Seattle to work with Habitat for Humanity in Seattle through Americorps. When off the clock, Ian enjoys cooking, visiting museums and parks throughout the city, and reading. They also enjoy seeing movies with friends, and attending community events across the city.

Caroline Keck

Community Engagement Specialist

About Caroline

Caroline graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications. When not on the job, Caroline enjoys reading, cooking, and many sports and outdoor activities. After being inspired by Habitat for Humanity’s effect in her own community, Caroline decided to take advantage of the AmeriCorps opening here in the Pacific Northwest. Caroline will be applying her past academic and life experiences to her tenure with AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity and  we are excited to have her on board.

Rosie Maholage

Community Engagement Specialist

About Rosie

Born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh, Rosie enrolled in the University of Delaware to complete her undergraduate degree in European studies and International Relations. A love of coffee, beer and adventure brought her to Seattle while a passion for learning and helping others lead her to Habitat. When she is not building houses, Rosie can be found giggling at memes, thinking about her cats or trimming her bangs.

Sean Moran

Community Engagement Specialist

Allen Koppenhaver

Construction Volunteer Lead

About Allen

After growing up in North Carolina, Minnesota, and Australia, Allen attended the school of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Along with a rousing game of billiards, Allen enjoys long walks on the beach, Piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain. His hobbies include hiking, reading, doodling, going to live music shows, and cooking super-duper delicious meals. Allen is looking forward to applying what he has learned during his tenure as a construction crew leader to a career in humanitarian architecture upon completion of his service contract with Habitat for Humanity.

Quintin Dalbec

Community Engagement Specialist

About Quintin

Quintin graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Design in architecture. His senior year he took a class in urban form and theory which inspired him to explore urban planning and brought him here to get hands-on experience working with communities. You may notice he has two different colored eyes, but that adds to his colorful personality. Q enjoys traveling and adventuring around new cities, spicy food, tequila, dancing, and hosting get-togethers with friends. He’s looking forward to moving away from the Midwest and taking advantage of the opportunities in the Pacific Northwest and enjoying the surprises around every corner.

Benjamin Wolstenholme

Homeowner Services Specialist

About Benjamin

Ben grew up in Boise, Idaho and after spending 18 years in Boise he moved to Tacoma to attend the University of the Puget Sound. He graduated from UPS with a B.A. in Science, Technology, and Society. After he graduated Ben moved back to Boise and worked as a server while trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. Overwhelmed by the negativity around him, Ben decided to apply for Habitat for Humanity back in the Seattle Area. He enjoys skiing, attending concerts, and trying to brew beer.