Staff and Volunteer Highlight: Silva and Ethan Helmer

Many of you may have already had the pleasure of meeting or speaking with Silva Helmer, who joined our staff as Office Manager in early 2015 and has quickly become an invaluable asset to the Rebuilding Together Team.  We have also been fortunate to have her teenage son, Ethan, work with us as a volunteer.  Ethan is passionate about robots and his team, the Como Cougears, recently competed at the 10,000 Lakes Regional with their robot BEASTBot.  Rebuilding Together is proud to support Ethan and his team and loaned some of our tools to the team.  Unfortunately, the team lost in a nail-biting tiebreaker round; however, BEASTBot’s Marketing Group took home the sought-after Entrepreneurship Award, and the team will advance to the State Tournament on May 21st at Williams Arena.  We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of Silva and Ethan and are proud to support this team! Congratulations!

Meet Our New Office Manager!

We are thrilled to welcome Silva Helmer as our Office Manager!  Silva has extensive experience in accounting and bookkeeping, as well as with performing intake and processing applications for nonprofit organizations.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Cloud University. Silva has three children, including two teenage boys (Ethan and Elliot) and a 6-year-old girl (Elise, who is sometimes known as the Pink Princess of Langford Park).  Silva and her husband, Clayton, and have lived in the Twin Cities for 16 years. She enjoys singing (mostly in the church choir) and cooking (usually something sweet).  Please join us in welcoming Silva to the Rebuilding Together Twin Cities team!