Board of Directors

Don Stephens – President, general representative, Salida
Natural Habitats – Project Manager
Don has worked a wide variety of professions and has a degree in Natural Resource Management. Don has served as chair of the Salida Planning Commission and Mayor of the City of Salida. Don’s current job is as a project manager for a major developer in Salida.

Ken Matthews – Vice-president, general representative, Salida
Retired attorney
A recent arrival to our community, Ken has chosen to dedicate his energy and passion to an organization that he sees as essential to the integrity of our community. He brings his professional legal expertise as well as a keen interest in local housing policy. Ken is a great asset for the CHT working with our land-lease and other critical legal documents, as well as public interaction with elected officials.

Greg Follet – Treasurer, government representative, Salida
Fish Builders – Owner
With a degree in construction management and over 25 years of experience, Greg has established himself as a quality home builder using innovative green and sustainable construction techniques. Greg was recently the President of the Chaffee County Homebuilders Association and currently serves on the Salida Planning Commission. He is a founding member of the CHT Board (2007)

Micki Thompson – Secretary, low-income representative, Salida
Administrator, Diesslin Structures Inc.
Micki moved from Breckenridge, where she was able to own a deed-restricted home through the housing authority. In Salida, she was amazed to find only one rental available and that there were no opportunities similar to Summit County. Committed to bringing opportunity to others, she sought out the CHT and joined the board in 2017. She currently works for Diesslin Structures, a large contractor in Salida, where she keeps an eye on housing activity, looking for how to bring affordability through new ventures.

Keith Baker – government representative, Buena Vista
Retired U.S. Navy Commander, current County Commissioner
Keith’s recent election to County Commissioner prompted him to volunteer to bring a government perspective to the CHT as he campaigned on affordable housing as a top issue. His experience as a small business owner and Trustee with the Town of Buena Vista also inform his views.

Morgan Pennington – general representative, Buena Vista
Senior Mortgage Consultant, Universal Lending Corporation
Morgan brings his finance and mortgage expertise, as well as years of experience working directly with clients. He understands the benefits and challenges of homeownership and is keen to support our direct mortgage counseling services as well as homebuyer education.

Eileen Rogers – general representative, Salida
A retired teacher, former Salida City Council Member
As a public school educator, now retired, Eileen has been involved in affordable housing dating back to the mid-80's. She participated in the organization and the first Colorado Springs Habitat for Humanities home construction. Eileen was part of the original team that created Greccio Housing, also in C.S., and was a member of Greccio's board for several years. As an elected official, Eileen championed affordable housing efforts in Salida and Chaffee County.

Rebecca Hinds – low-income representative, Buena Vista
Mortgage-Backed Securities Analyst
A Colorado Native, Rebecca moved to the area in 2010. She has worked in residential finance on a National level for 25 years, taught Mortgage Fraud and Foreclosure Prevention seminars and the required 40 hr. course for Colorado Mortgage Brokers. Her contacts and expertise are essential. Her passion for raising awareness of the issues facing the housing and lending markets is invaluable.
John Goetz – low-income representative, Salida
Affordable homeowner and School Teacher
John and his family of five became one of the first residents of the Old Stage Road Rowhouse affordable housing development in Salida upon its completion in 2019. John works for the Salida Public Schools and acts as a low-income representative for the organization.


Read McCulloch, Executive Director
With 27 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Read has worked in large national and small local organizations in a variety of capacities. He was an Echoing Green Fellow and obtained his master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University as a Colorado Trust Fellow.
In 2008, Read lead the creation and development of the Chaffee Housing Trust, and has served as E.D. since.

Maria Bitner, Media and Marketing Director
A student of the University of Colorado's Public Service and Nonprofit Administration program, Maria is interning with the CHT this summer.

Contact us at and 719-239-1199
PO Box 692, Buena Vista, CO 81211