Habitat Young Professionals (HYP)

Habitat Young Professionals Seattle-King County (HYP) aims to build a community for young professionals to address the region’s need for affordable housing. By working with the local Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County affiliate, we strive to provide meaningful and fun volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy opportunities for our members in support of affordable housing.

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Meet Our Leadership Team

Mercedes Gamor

Mercedes Gamor is the Director of Culture & Recruiting at Prime Electric and is the current President for NAWIC Puget Sound as well as the chair for NAWIC PNW Region’s DE&I Committee. Mercedes joins the HYP Board with experience in advocacy, event planning, and project management. She has volunteered with Habitat ABQ and Habitat SKC over the years and helped facilitate her company’s tool donations to the La Fortuna site.

Pham Lam
Vice President

Pham Lam is a program buyer at Collins Aerospace. Pham has been involved with Habitat since 2015 and helped build over 46 homes. Pham joined HYP in 2021 after moving to the Seattle area and brings experience in volunteer engagement.

Mitch Young

Mitch is a commissioning engineer at O’Brien360 and brings expertise on the built environment to his work with Habitat. He is passionate about making things, exploring the natural world, and advocating for sustainable solutions to today’s challenges. 

Damon Tsai
Volunteer Chair

Damon is an Opto-Mechanical Engineer at Meta Reality Labs, working on smart glasses display systems.  He has been involved with HYP since 2017 without prior construction experience and has since then worked on a few different sites in the area, picking up skills along the way.  Today, his favorite build site activities are flooring, framing, and anything involving a sledgehammer. 

Amy Euting
General Board Member 

Amy Euting is a Project Manager on the CBRE Move Team based in Redmond. Amy has been involved with Habitat SKKC since the summer of 2021. She has enjoyed planning engaging social events with her co-chair Hannah; and has especially enjoyed seeing the HYP network grow. In her free time, Amy enjoys live music, reading, and trying to meet every dog she can.

Lorraine Yerger
Development Chair 

Lorraine is a software engineer at Microsoft and has been on the HYP board since 2021. She loves recruiting new people to HYP Build Days, plus getting to know other regular HYP-ers. Outside of HYP she enjoys rock climbing and frisbee with her cattle dog, Frankie.

Clayton Sasaki
General Board Member

Clayton is a PhD student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. He studies the organization of convective storms in Central Argentina. Clayton joined HYP when he moved to Seattle in 2019 and is excited to rejoin the board!

Kayla Shuster Sasaki
Advocacy Chair

Kayla serves as the Recruiter for Diversity & Access at the UW’s Allen School working with prospective freshman and transfer students from underrepresented backgrounds. They have been building with Habitat since they were 13 in New Jersey, and they are excited to continue that work here in Seattle!

Open position: Social and Activities Chair

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email seattlehyp@gmail.com