Shannon Carefoot, Board President
McMinnville Habitat for Humanity McMinnville, Oregon
"You brought us together in such a meaningful and proactive way. Our retreat was the best I can ever recall out of all the retreats I've ever participated in. I can see why Mary was so determined to have you work your magic with our board. I look forward to what we'll accomplish because of your work."
Steven Remington, Former Director of Development
Sisters Folk Festival; Sisters, OR
“Your professionalism and experience helped us achieve a significant increase in donations and the plan you provided us will surely pay dividends in future years. We exceeded our goal and now have a blueprint to follow. You were a pleasure to work with and I look forward to seeing your contributions bloom in our community.
Amy Ward, Former Executive Director
Deschutes Children's Foundation, Bend OR
“The retreat was awesome - I love how there was collaboration and buy in at every level of the process.I also really enjoyed the process of creating new mission and vision statements. The level of agreement process eliminated a lot of time consuming discussion and helped us reach consensus quickly.”
Theresa Deibele, Former Housing Opportunities Portfolio Director
Meyer Memorial Trust, Portland, Oregon
“George was a true partner in our three month case study of a Habitat for Humanity program. He helped our department to clarify the depth and range of our needs, adding in context and creative thinking from his past experience with Habitat for Humanity affiliates. And his execution was sensitive to the nuances of the program and the perspectives of many different program participants, leaders, and partners. In the end, he successfully synthesized the mountain of case study information in a way that revealed subtleties of the program and gave us guidance for future development of our own work.”
Susan Buchanan, Executive Director
Tall Pines Conservancy, Nashotah, WI
"George has great leadership skills that helped us identify the big picture goals and then break it down into achievable outcomes. He is diligent, skillful and masterful at working with committees and boards to bring out the talents of each individual while commanding respect for his extensive knowledge through orchestrating them together as a larger team working to achieve their unified goals. He is a consummate professional and we have all enjoyed working with him."
Jerry Ambris, Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley Salem, Oregon
““George is an amazing person to work with and makes the self-assessment process seamless, engaging and meaningful. We were able to glean insight of where we can do better as an organization and where we excel as an organization. It’s always a pleasure working with him!”
Richard Day, Former Board President
Harney County Community and Senior Center, Burns OR
"George conducted our meetings in a very professional manner. He gave appropriate guidance where needed, but let the group come to their own conclusions about goal setting. I feel we created a very good plan that will provide challenges to implement, but very beneficial to the organization."
Mark Dol, Executive Director
Fr. Bernard Youth Center, Mt. Angel, OR
"Right from the get-go George began to wade through the tide of concern and challenge both from our board and the staff at the center and quickly began to bring a sense of cohesiveness and direction. He was very caring throughout his term with us and this was felt in the many hours he sat to listen to the team as a whole and as individuals. We are grateful for George, for his positive spirit and skill set that has helped FBYC through a difficult time."
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