Boyd Ruby, President

Retired firefighter and general contractor, Boyd Ruby is one of the founding members of Columbia County Habitat for Humanity. Boyd has stepped in to provide leadership at critical times since the founding of the affiliate and is generally considered its guardian angel.

Mike Stone, Vice President

Owner of Stone Builders, Mike Stone serves as our Vice President and volunteers his time to serve as our Construction manager. He oversees all new home construction projects, budgeting, scheduling subcontractors and supervising construction activities. He is also the affiliate MRI.

Mark Kreutzer, Treasurer

A retired firefighter and avid volunteer, Mark previously has served as a Board member for Rainier Rural Fire District, Columbia River Fire and Rescue, Oregon Fire District Directors Association and the National Association of Elected Fire Officials.

Peggy Helgerson, Secretary

A retired RN and former advocate for a partner family, Peggy Helgerson is an active Habitat for Humanity volunteer and serves as Family Support.

Kannikar Petersen

An architect and owner of AKAAN Architecture + Design, Kannikar comes to Habitat by way of Bangkok, Thailand with more than 20 years practicing architecture in the US and abroad.  Kannikar is involved in several local and regional community development non-profits.

Michelle Langdon

A real estate agent with Windemere and former small business owner, Michelle Langdon serves on the Family Selection committee.

Jack Graff

Retired commercial banker and appraiser, Jack Graff has also served in multiple community service organizations as well as the Family Selection Committee for Columbia County Habitat for Humanity.

Nick Liewer

Nick spent eleven years operating in the engine room of nuclear powered submarines. This experience continued as a Health Physics Technician and professional Instructor in commercial nuclear power plants until his retirement.

Erik Granum

Erik currently works as Associate Project Manager for Urban Development + Partners in Portland and previously served as a helicopter pilot in the US Navy. He holds Master’s degrees in business administration (UNC) and real estate development (UC Berkeley) and a Bachelor’s degree in English (UVA).