Every Smile

comes from a place of safety and security that only a home can bring

Our Leadership Team

The leaders who comprise our board and staff are critical to Habitat’s success and the impact of our work in the community.

2022-2023 board of directors

Board Members

Chair

Ben Streiff

Treasurer

Sheila Vesely

Vice-Chair

Amy Mundy

Secretary

Nora Kucera

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Ruby Boone

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Mike Etienne

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Chad Hall

N

Mark Longoria

N

Willie Nelson

N

Chip Reynolds

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Mike Sanford

N

Casey Staudt

N

Jeff Svetlik

N

Ashlie Thomas

N

Haley Webel

Our Staff

* indicates grant-funded positions

President/Executive Director

Brian K. McClane
Brian@goldencrescenthabitat.org

Brian McClane serves as the executive director of Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity. He has spent his life giving people a hand up not just a handout. Brian worked in the financial services industry for 15 years. He and his wife Amy have been in the ministry for over 35 years, pastoring churches in Texas. They have three daughters, two wonderful sons by marriage, and four grandchildren. He holds a BA from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, an MTS from Southern Methodist University, an MBA from Texas A&M and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from The University of Texas. “Homeownership remains the best way to elevate people out of poverty and with Habitat we have the opportunity to transform lives for generations.”

ReStore Manager

James Fikac
Restore@goldencrescenthabitat.org

James Fikac is the ReStore Manager and has been with us since 2018. He was born and raised in Victoria, left the area for a while but has made Victoria his home. James attended Stroman High School and Victoria College. “Habitat is about helping and growing our community. Especially the ReStore where all proceeds benefit the mission of the Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity.”

Advancement Assistant*

Cassie Pustejovsky
Cassie@goldencrescenthabitat.org

Cassie Pustejovsky is our Advancement Assistant and began working at Habitat in 2018. She has a BS in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and is a Victoria native. In her free time she loves to read, listen to music, watch moves, bake, and enjoy the outdoors. “I love the mission of Habitat and being part of an awesome team that makes a difference in our community.”

Advancement Director

Holly Marshall
Holly@goldencrescenthabitat.org

Holly Marshall is our Advancement Director and began working for Habitat in November of 2019. She has a BA in Business Administration and Management and is currently working toward her CFRE. She is originally from McAllen, TX but moved to Victoria in 2019. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves the outdoors, whether it’s soaking up the sun by the pool or working in her flower beds or playing with the family goats! “Habitat allows me to work in the nonprofit world, using my gifts to serve God and others. I am looking forward to building relationships, hope, and homes alongside Habitat families.”

Donations Ambassador

HW McRae

HW has worked in the Habitat ReStore for over 6 years. Born in Victoria, he moved to Gonzalez and attended Gonzalez High School. In his spare time, HW enjoys hunting. “I like working at Habitat because it makes me feel good helping people.”

Repair Construction Manager*

Lisa Jones
Elizabeth@goldencrescenthabitat.org

Lisa Jones is the Repair Construction Manager and has been with Habitat since November of 2018. She has a BA in History from Texas A&M University and is from Refugio, TX. She spends her free time with her kids and family, cooking, traveling, and doing stained glass. “I enjoy working for Habitat because it allows me to serve my community in a unique way while bringing joy to so many.”

Family Services Coordinator

Cheryl Johnston
Cheryl@goldencrescenthabitat.org

Cheryl Johnston is the Family Services Coordinator and has been with us since 2016. She is originally from Uvalde, TX and she enjoys spending her free time with her family. “To be able to help families through the homeowner process and to see them get a new home is such a blessing and so rewarding. To see God’s love shine through the mission of Habitat is so amazing.”

Construction Manager*

April Sobotik
April@goldencrescenthabitat.org

April Sobotik is our Construction Director and has been working at Habitat since 2018. She is from Hallettsville, TX and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and outdoor activities. “I enjoy working at Habitat because of our missions. It’s nice working with the community and building safe homes for the children.”

Warehouse Associate

Ricci DeLeon

Ricci has worked in the Habitat ReStore since January of 2015. He was born in Cuero,TX and lived in the surrounding counties growing up. He attended Bloomington High School and graduated in 1998. In his spare time he likes fishing, working on cars, and cleaning his guns. “I like to work at Habitat because the work I do goes to helping others in our community.”

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