This summer we added a new position to our team and are excited to welcome our Construction and Warehouse Director, Abby Langenberg!
Abby has a diverse construction background and was most recently a Construction Manager for Rockford Construction where she led a team of carpenters in the trades department. She graduated from North Park University with a degree in Global Studies, Spanish and the GRCC Residential Construction program.
We recently had a chance to ask Abby some questions to get to know her better:
Q: What drew you to Habitat Kent?
Abby: I love building and the construction industry, but the outcomes of projects in the for-profit world are usually only measured in dollars and cents. Habitat Kent offered an opportunity to continue doing what I love, but bringing more meaning to it. When I was in GRCC’s job training program, we built a Habitat house and I got to meet the homebuyer. Seeing the excitement and possibility that she was experiencing had an effect on me that eventually caused me to come full circle.
Q: What are you looking forward to in your new position?
Abby: As Plaza Roosevelt has finished up, it’s almost time to start thinking about the “next big thing”. I am SO excited to be a part of the brainstorming, planning, and execution of whatever this may be.
Q: Who do you spend your time with when you’re not at work?
Abby: I have three kiddos! Brielle – age 11, Sawyer- age 9, and Theo- age 7.
Q: What are some hobbies you enjoy in your free time?
Abby: I love to read, be outdoors, exercise, salsa and swing dance, and do projects around my house.
Two summers ago, I took my kids on a 6-week road trip out west that included The Badlands, Yellowstone, Zion National Park, and my kids’ favorite- The City Museum in St. Louis.