Meet Our Project Managers
Howard and his wife Dyana have been small business owners of a Masonry Construction business for 35+ years. They also run and operate a family owned storage facility in Loveland. They have been married 32 years and have three grown children and two grandsons. They both love to travel.
In my “paid” career I spent 13 years in manufacturing followed by 5 years working for a residential remodel contractor in Virginia. Since then I’ve had the good fortune (and sacrifice and blessing of my wife!) to be stay-at-home dad to Elizabeth and Anna for a little over 6 years.
We moved to Colorado in the winter of 2010 and it was in the summer of 2011 when I heard about Be The Gift on the radio during a period in which I was looking for an opportunity to serve utilizing skills I got while working for the home remodeler. The first project I volunteered on was at Shannon’s Hope installing laminate flooring and I immediately felt a part of a group of like minded people who were having fun and sharing the love of Christ through home repair. And the rest is history!
As a stay-at-home dad with a spouse who earns a very good living, I have developed empathy and compassion for single moms. Quite frankly, I don’t know how they do all that they have to do…care for their children’s needs, laundry, grocery shopping, pay bills, care for their home,…and on top of it all earn a living. This is what fuels my desire to serve them and their children and make an effort to bless their lives by taking a few things off their to do lists.
We first volunteered on a project and loved the work that was done! What a simple way to show God’s love to a person who really needs it! We find that joy every time we meet a new Single Mom and every time we finish a project. And, as a bonus we get to spend a day with friends.
It is so fulfilling to do some small things that will help someone else. Bill and Dale, especially have such a gift for this type of “handyman” work and a desire to bless others using those talents.
These single moms are kind of heroes to us! They’ve been raising kids and keeping everything together sometimes, for a long time. Our moms are so grateful and we see, as we talk and work with them – empowerment. Life doesn’t seem so overwhelming now that repairs have been made and one less worry has been taken away!
Tom does not believe the Bible endorses retirement but instead believes we are re-fired to do ministry. His desire is to encourage moms by helping them maintain their home.