Angie Demers is the newest member of the Habitat family and joins us as an additional full-time Administrative Assistant. She will be the friendly face that welcomes you at our Midway Rd. Menasha office. Angie will also be assisting in Volunteer Services, specifically with Volunteer Hub and Site Support. Make sure to introduce yourself next time you’re at the Habitat office.
For those worried, Carrie Kools, our long-time, part-time Administrative Assistant hasn’t gone anywhere. She will share the space up front with Angie.
I grew up in Oshkosh and moved to Neenah after I got married to my husband Matt in 2007. We lived there a year, and moved to Menasha in 2008. We share our home with our two rescued furbaby dogs, Foxy and Kody. Foxy is a female Shiba Inu approximately 10 years old, and Kody is a male Shiba-Mini American Eskimo mix approximately 5 years old, and they both keep us laughing on a daily basis. I have a well-rounded background ranging from administrative work, graphic design, photography, writing, event coordinating, and of course – volunteering.
Why did I want to work for Habitat?
I volunteered with the Oshkosh Habitat for Humanity as I was a teenager, when I started working on job-sites building houses with my dad, and volunteering with our church group. As a grown-up, I was the Public Relations/Marketing Chairperson for the Oshkosh Habitat and helped out on the job sites as well. I’ve always had so much fun volunteering with Habitat – when I saw an opening for an Administrative Assistant, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity, and here I am!
What do I do outside of Habitat?
I like to stay busy, so we do a lot of hiking, gardening, playing with the dogs, and going to concerts. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, baking, reading, crocheting, painting, making jewelry, swimming, game night with friends, and going on spontaneous day trips – it’s always fun wondering where we’ll end up and what small town treasures we’ll discover. My resolution for this year was to take more time for ME, but in the past I have spent my free time volunteering for several animal rescue organizations, chairing events as well as being on the Board of Directors for the Oshkosh Jaycees, baking birthday cakes for You Are Special (part of the Salvation Army), making meals and doing child care at the Fox Valley Warming Shelter, helping out with special events at Mosquito Hill, I am the volunteer newsletter editor for our local community garden, I have also volunteered for six years with Rebuild Fox Valley at their annual revitalization event.
Surprising facts about me:
I’m very adventurous. I’ve gone parasailing in Hawaii, bungee jumping, rock climbing, cliff diving, drag racing, and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I’m also musically inclined – I play the flute, organ, percussion, jaw harp, tin whistle, tom-tom, and I’m on a mission to learn how to play my new ukulele. We also had our own bakery for a few years – we rented a commercial kitchen in Appleton and shared the love through frosting with many wonderful customers until tendonitis in my wrist forced me to “retire.” Now I just bake for fun, family, and co-workers!