Our leadership team is committed to generating maximum impact within our community. Meet the team that’s dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in Snohomish County.

Fred Safstrom

CEO | Housing Hope & HopeWorks

Fred Safstrom is the Chief Executive Officer for Housing Hope and HopeWorks Social Enterprises.  He has served Housing Hope for over 25 years, first as a member of the Board of Directors (including a term as President) and on staff since 2006.  He was named CEO in 2015.  He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with finance emphasis from Seattle University and completed the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at UW’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.  His experience includes 24 years with Cascade Bank, including 10 years as President and Chief Operating Officer, and a five-year term as Executive Director of the Everett Public Facilities District, the developer and owner of the Everett Events Center (now Angel of the Winds Arena).

Renata Maybruck

COO | HopeWorks

Ms. Maybruck brings over 20 years of management experience to her role as HopeWorks’ Chief Operating Officer. Her diverse career includes broad fundraising experience in major gifts, special events, marketing, grant writing, and donor relationship management. She has worked in both the non-profit and business sectors and has experience in developing and executing employment training programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Washington University and a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dianne Easley

Director | Making Things Happen

Dianne retired from the Boeing Company in 2011 as Vice President of Human Resources for Engineering, Operations and Technology. In this role she was responsible for the successful implementation of strategies and initiatives that help drive technical and functional excellence and successful business performance. She currently spends two days a week volunteering with HopeWorks in an HR partnering role and working on special projects. In addition, she participates as a member of the Housing Hope HR committee. Dianne also volunteers with the Puget Sound Kidney Foundation and Providence General Children’s Foundation. Dianne is a lifelong resident of Everett, a graduate of Everett High School and Washington State University.

Jim Gabriel

Director | Ground Works Landscaping

Jim has 12 years of experience in the Landscape Industry. His experience varies from landscaping construction skills to hardscapes, irrigation, water features, drainage operations, lighting, proper plant recognition and installations. Jim’s specialty is quality control procedures and safety is his number one objective.

Kandi Graber

Director | Renew Home & Decor

Kandi Graber is a resale expert with over 30 years of experience in business. Furniture and home decor design are her passion. Kandi’s hobbies include display merchandising, design, flea market shopping and relaxing at the beach with family.

Brea Armbruster

Director | Marketing & Communications

Brea has 20 years in Marketing & Communications.

Karin Resing

Director | Kindred Kitchen

Karin Resing brings more than 25 years of experience in both the social services and small business sectors to her role as Director of Kindred Kitchen. She has had an eclectic career including running her own restaurant and supporting families in crisis stabilize through safe housing and employment opportunities. Her passions include design, cooking, gardening, volunteer work, and spending time with family.

Cathryn Cole

Director | AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Mandy Cheever

Director | Tomorrow’s Hope

Candace Chamlee

Director | Human Resources

John Zintel

Trainer | Kindred Kitchen

Eric Phillips

Trainer | Ground Works Landscaping

Julie Taylor

Trainer | Renew Home & Decor

Amanda Slingluff

Trainer | Tomorrow’s Hope

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