Staff and Board


terry new smallTerry Laney
Executive Director
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704-748-1800 ext 101

Terry has 20 years of experience with Habitat for Humanity, including 20 Global Village Trips to Guatemala. Terry began as a volunteer in 1996, then was hired as ReStore Manager (General Store back then) in 2000, and was promoted to Executive Director in Feb. 2002. Terry oversees the daily operations at Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County and may be called on to answer questions and facilitate staff and Board communications.

alex scarborough smAlex Scarborough
Director of Homeowner Services
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704-748-1800 ext 104

Alex graduated with a degree in Human and Community Services with a minor in Psychology from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Alex experienced 3 years as a Social Worker with the government where she gained experience working with the general public and building relationships with families. Alex is the first point of contact for a family beginning the application process. Alex oversees the Homeowner Programs and helps guide approved and pending families through the entire process.

kris2Kris Fountain
Director of Resource Development
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Kris has extensive experience in building relationships and helping communities through fundraising, consulting and training. Serving as the Director of Resource Development, Kris is committed to creating funding opportunities, activities and partnerships to meet the growing demand for Habitat For Humanity of Lincoln County’s services. His goal is to ensure everyone in Lincoln County has a decent and affordable place to live.

mary gibbsMary Gibbs - In Memoriam
Lincolnton ReStore Manager

Mary has over 6 years of experience as a Habitat for Humanity ReStore Manager. Mary began as a volunteer in 2003 and was quickly hired on as an Assistant Manager and was then promoted in 2010 as the Manager. Mary is in charge of all aspects of the ReStore. This includes coordinating all of the volunteer activities at the ReStore, including Sweat Equity with future homeowners.

donna staffDonna Latham
Denver ReStore Manager

Donna came on board with Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County in January of 2015. As Assistant Manager, along with Manager Mary Gibbs, Donna helped renovate the old CVS store over a four month period into the new Denver Restore. In September of 2016, when Mary Gibbs left to open the new Lincolnton ReStore, Donna became the Denver store Manager. Donna's past experience as a business owner has helped her in leading an amazing team of ReStore staff and volunteers as well as developing a network of generous Lincoln County residents whose donations are essential to the success of the ReStore. Above all, she finds contentment and satisfaction in knowing that the fruits of the hard labor involved in running a ReStore provide hope to families while spreading God’s Love.


  • Donna Beringer - Board President - President of Carolina Federal Credit Union
  • James Hodges - Board Vice-President - The Pendleton Law Firm
  • Sheryl Haigh - Board Treasurer - Keller Williams
  • Rick Soto - Board Secretary - Financial Services Industry, Retired
  • Aaron Fisher - Atrium Health
  • Rhonda Hager - Assistant Superintendent of Lincoln County Schools
  • Guenther Hartfeil - Peak Performance Consulting Group
  • Dietra McNair - Owner of Blue Toast Creative
  • Anita Robinson - Principal of Pumpkin Center Primary
  • Jonathan Hoyle - Auto Bell Car Wash