Marney McCleary is a Project Developer for the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) based in Northwest Montana. She was the Acting Executive Director of the Northwest Montana Community Land Trust (NWMTCLT) during its formation, and is presently a board member. Marney is the Vice-Chairperson for Trust Montana. Marney brings over 30 years of housing experience and expertise to this role. She has developed both single- and multi-family housing, been a Community Development Corporation (CDC) director and housing agency director in a resort community as well as an urban setting. Marney was also an acquisitions manager for a LIHTC syndicator. She was recently appointed to the Whitefish Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.
Fearing, VICE PRESIDENT
Born in Anacortes, Dean Fearing is a Northwest native. Dean served five years in the U.S. Navy before moving to Bellingham to raise his two daughters. Dean graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Sustainable Design & Development. After graduation, he became the first director of The REStore, managing stores in Bellingham and Seattle. In 2008 Dean joined Kulshan Community Land Trust where he is now Executive Director. He is passionate about housing issues and is active with many community organizations. He was a founding board member of Sustainable Connections and RE Use Works/Appliance Depot. He also was a founding committee member of the BIAWC Built Green Committee.
Amy Warren is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Kôr Community Land Trust in Bend Oregon. Amy has lived in Bend since 1996 and has seen first-hand the change in housing needs in this growing outdoor mecca. She has a passion for environmentally friendly building, and believes that sustainability and affordable housing should go hand-in-hand. Amy has a degree in Energy Systems Engineering and has worked in the construction field since 2002. She spends much of her time away from work with her husband and two daughters, playing in Bend’s great outdoors. Amy is honored to serve as part of the NWCLT team!
Kathleen hosfeld, Secretary
Kathleen Hosfeld is the Executive Director of Homestead Community Land Trust, Seattle. In addition to overall agency leadership, Kathleen leads Homestead’s initiatives growth initiatives and strategic partnerships. Under her leadership, Homestead is expanding its work in King County, including developments in Tukwila and Renton. She leads efforts to deepen equitable development in neighborhoods at high risk of displacement from gentrification. She has led the agency to develop two exemplary “deep green” housing developments that pilot standards for future replication. She serves as the chair of the Housing Development Consortium’s Homeownership Affinity Group
Ullrich, past President
On staff with Proud Ground (formerly known as Portland CLT) since 2004, Katie Ullrich has a Masters in Social Work. Katie is certified for homeownership and foreclosure intervention counseling by the NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education & Counseling. Katie provides all homebuyer counseling and education services; leads program innovations; and is responsible for lender relations. Katie also is a licensed principal real estate broker and oversees the marketing and sales of proud ground homes. When not working, Katie enjoys hiking with her daughter, traveling, kite flying and passing time on a sunny front porch.
Kim Toskey originated residential mortgage loans from 2001 to 2017, was a Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) Premiere Partner for 10 consecutive years and a Five Star professional for the past seven years. She facilitated conversations between Fannie Mae (FNMA) and community land trusts (CLTs), that streamlined CLT mortgage approvals. She is the founder of Homes and Hope CLT (HHCLT) in Snohomish County, Washington. As an affordable housing advocate and volunteer, Kim has served as a housing-related board director since 2006, as well as a financial wellness instructor. She serves on the Washington Low Income Housing Institute Board. Kim and her husband, Peter Catterall are private landlords with both market-rate and subsidized tenants.
Jodi Dean leads a young progressive nonprofit organization in Skagit County. Home Trust of Skagit is a thriving community land trust currently building a signature affordable neighborhood in Mount Vernon with the financial backing of the City of Mount Vernon and Skagit County, plus partnering with Habitat for Humanity. Jodi's forte is marshaling people and resources and navigating politics! While away from her desk or job site, you can find her in the gym and on the water with her masters team out of Seattle or traveling to explore new places….like Asia, Europe, Australia, and Hungary. But most importantly, Jodi loves being the mother of three kids!
Kristin King-Ries is the staff attorney for Trust Montana, providing legal and educational services to Trust Montana and other community land trusts in the state. She assists the Executive Director with outreach, project development, and contract negotiations involving community groups, governmental entities, and developers. In 2019, Kristin co-organized a Montana summit on creative farm finance, sponsored by the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Her article on the topic was published in the print and online versions of Shelterforce Magazine. Kristin has participated on a national committee developing best practices and legal documents for farm and ranch CLTs.
Melinda Szatlocky began working with the newly formed Homeward Bound Community Land Trust, serving both Jefferson and Clallam Counties, in 2005. She served first as a consultant, later as a staff member until 2018. Melinda has worked in affordable housing since 1997. She worked for Serenity House of Clallam County, the lead agency for homeless, as a VISTA volunteer. She was with Clallam Housing Authority for 9 years, and established their Mutual Self-Help program, Housing Counseling, and the first Section 8-to-homeownership program in the state. She negotiated with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Fannie Mae and HUD to allow a cohesive homeownership process for eligible families. She and her husband Michael Szatlocky, a Civil Engineer, continue to act as advisors to the Board of Homeward Bound.
Mim McConnell advocates for affordable housing through her role as Executive Director of the Sitka Community Land Trust. She works out of her home where she is a caregiver for her nonagenarian (90s) mother. She runs her web and graphic design business, Shelter Cove Publishing, is a Realtor with RE/MAX Baranof Realty, and a boat broker with Welcome Aboard, LLC. She served as a City and Borough of Sitka Assembly member for three years and four years as the Mayor of Sitka. She holds a degree from Bradford College and in her spare time enjoys boating and hiking in the Sitka area and spending time with her husband and the four generations of her family who live there.