Our Staff

Deeply engaged with our mission to increase access to safe, affordable housing, our employees work closely with our board and volunteers.

Cindy Luce

Executive Director

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Cindy Luce is a born and raised Vermonter.  After graduating from Johnson State with a bachelors in business administration, she worked a number of different jobs closely related to her degree. Following that she opened a pet store in Hoosick Falls NY with her husband, and they ran that quite successfully for a few years.

Looking to make more of an impact in the world, she transitioned into fundraising and worked at Bennington College for 19 years. While she adamantly loved her job, and watching student’s lives change because of her work, she felt a desire to have a broader touch on the local community as a whole. She is very devoted to increasing the impact of our organization, and we are extremely grateful to have her on staff.

Cindy currently resides in North Bennington with her husband of 38 years, Ed. She and Ed have a grown son, and a wonderful new grandson. In addition to the blessing of having an amazing family, knowing she will be closing out her career here at Habitat making an important and lasting impact on her community gives her great joy and peace.

Tye Poquette

Office Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator

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Tye started a non profit at the age of 17 called The Floor Project building homes in third world countries after a church sponsored mission trip to Jamaica. With a total of six mission trips under his belt (three of which being international) and well over 1,000 hours of volunteering all during high school, it is safe to say Tye has a passion for volunteerism.

After high school Tye studied sustainability and theology at Baldwin Wallace University just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally he studied geology at SUNY Monroe, and culinary arts/ business management at SUNY Adirondack. After being a professional chef working in high end restaurants all over NYS, he went on to own and operate multiple retail stores and is very excited to be back in the non-profit world.

Tye is originally from Rochester, New York and currently lives in Hartford, New York on his mini farm equipped with a green house and 11 chickens, with his lovely wife Ashley, and their beautiful newborn son Sterling.  

Don Jackson

Construction Manager

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Don hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia. His wife of 37 years Michele and he decided to leave the Virginia heat for these great Vermont mountains.

Having been a long-time “fan” of Habitat for Humanity and our mission, he serendipitously found our listing for a construction manager while looking at our website.  From there he sent over his resume, and as they say the rest is history!  Don’s resume is quite impressive, with over 40 years of construction experience, more than 20 of which was spent as a project manager. 

Don holds a masters degree from Atlantic Coast Seminary in theology. He says that if he had to list a “specialty” in construction, it would be his skills on managing entire projects and seeing them through, more than any individual type of labor. Which makes him the perfect candidate for this position. 

Sue Wilborn


Sue is originally from Port Jefferson, New York and after attending college in Vermont decided to make it her home.  She is the Director of Finance and Business for the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union and has worked in local government for over 20 years. Seeking a greater connection to the community she joined Habitat’s finance committee in 2015.  When the organization lost their bookkeeper she stepped in to provide our bookkeeping and accounting services on her weekend downtime, and hasn’t looked back.
Sue holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Vermont and a Masters degree in Governmental Accountancy from Rutgers University.  “Working with the Habitat community and supporting a small, non-profit organization maintain, access, and understand their financials continues to be incredibly rewarding.”

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