Please join us as we welcome Russell Richards as our Construction Coordinator! Russell has extensive carpentry and management experience. He served as an Army Ranger for six years, and was awarded the distinguished Purple Heart medal twice during his service. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Saginaw Valley State University. Russell is an avid backpacker and hiker across the great state of Minnesota. He is also a big fan of the Chicago Bears football team, and he and his wife attend a game once a year. Russell is an overall outdoorsman who has four animal rescues for local nonprofit shelters.
In his position, Russell will work with our Construction Coordinator to plan and oversee projects in the field, including previewing projects, developing the scopes of work, determining volunteer and contracted labor needs, supervising volunteers, performing repairs and accessibility modifications, and working to ensure that projects are completed within budget and time constraints. We are thrilled to welcome Russell to the team!