I am truly honored to become the newest member of the Red Feather team. The staff are dedicated and hard working in their efforts to serve the Navajo and Hopi Communities. I share the hope that someday, everyone will have a safe home of their own. In this time of the pandemic, healthy homes are even more important than ever. Housing issues are very personal to me. I have seen firsthand the tragedy of having insufficient heat and the effects of unhealthy homes on people’s lives. My professional housing experiences include working with nonprofits solely funded by donations, where efforts were great but successes small. I have worked for government entities, where funding seemed nearly unending, as did the red tape and governmental hoops to be jumped. The common thread was the desire to help, and take on the enormous task of providing for the unmet housing needs. I am excited by this opportunity to serve the Navajo and Hopi communities, and I look forward to my continuing work with Red Feather and our many wonderful volunteers and clients.