Meet The Edgers

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Theresa Jones

About Me

Having fun while making a difference is my idea of living! I’m an architect with Cuningham Group Architecture in Biloxi and the youth leader at Poplar Head United Methodist. $1000 is the minimum needed, but I would love to help Habitat as much as possible!

Returning Supporter

  • 2015 Beau Rivage Edger
Website:
Donate link coming soon!

Mayor Billy Hewes

About Me

From an early age, I have enjoyed challenges and at times, extreme sports! When the City of Gulfport was approached by Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast asking for our participation and representation, I knew this was our chance to step up and “step off” a ledge for a great cause. The team at Habitat of the Mississippi Gulf Coast continues to bring together people to build homes, communities and hope and we are honored to be a part of this monumental event. I ask that you join me in supporting Habitat for Humanity to raise funds for their continued success!

Returning Supporter

  • Toss the Boss
Website:
Donate link coming soon!
Events:
Over The Edge

Becky Montgomery Jenner

About Me

  1. What is your past involvement with Habitat for Humanity? Have you volunteered?  When?  Where?
    My experience with Habitat began as a United Way volunteer conducting agency reviews, and that was 30 years ago. I began volunteering after Katrina when MS Power & Southern Company supported them during the Carter Build.  I worked on a home in Pascagoula with MS Community Connection.  After Adele went to work for Habitat I got more engaged working on three Women Build projects:  two in Biloxi and one in Ocean Springs.  Additionally, I participated in “Over the Edge” as chair of the committee in 2015, as part of the committee in 2016 and rappelling both years.
  2. Have you been a donor?
    Yep!  Time, talent & money!!
  3. On any other Saturday, what would you be doing? Tell us a little about your normal Saturday activities. Shopping?  Yard work?  Activities with your children?  Boating?  Golfing?
    Yard work, house cleaning, visiting with family and friends or just relaxing.  Since I am retired, EVERY DAY IS SATURDAY!!
  4. Have you engaged in adventurous activities in the past? What activities, when and where? Rappelling?  Skydiving?  Mountain or rock climbing?  Zip lining?  Mountain biking? Snow skiing or boarding?
    I served in the MS Army National Guard for 28 years and experienced some adventures there, including rappelling and zip lining.  Other than the military, the usual hiking, snow skiing and traveling overseas, adventures are limited.
  5. Who are your supporters & cheering today?  Who encouraged you to go OVER THE EDGE? Who are they?  Family members? Children?  Co-workers?  Neighbors?
    My husband, Mark, assisted on the 32nd floor communicating with the announcers in 2015 and 2016.  Friends, fellow Edgers and others who are rappelling from MS Power, my former employer.
  6. Why did you want to participate in this event?  It was something new, different and fun!  What drove you to rappel?  I usually don’t say “No” to Adele…she doesn’t ask me to do things that aren’t good for me AND the community!!
  7. If you had a super power, what would you want it to be and why?
    I would love to experience time travel and visit different centuries.  To see what our country was like when it was unspoiled and new territory would be exhilarating and educational.  Those travels would also include visits to my ancestors…how exciting would that be!
  8. Are there other adventures you want to pursue?  Is this on your bucket list?  What other things are on your list?
    I don’t really have a bucket list.  Just want to enjoy retirement with my husband, family and friends, travel when we take a notion to do so and enjoy life!
  9. Where do you work? What do you do?  If retired, what did you do?
  10. I retired from MS Power in 2014 and retired from the MS Army National Guard in 2005 after 28 years.  I managed the foundations for MS Power and also Community Connection, the company’s organization for volunteer service.
  11. What are your hobbies and activities outside of work?
    Working for free for organizations that I care about.

Returning Supporter

  • 2016 IP Edger

Chris Monforton

About Me

I’m raising money for a cause I care about, but I need your help to reach my goal! Please become a supporter to follow my progress and share with your friends.

Amy Howk

About Me

I’m raising money for a cause I care about, but I need your help to reach my goal! Please become a supporter to follow my progress and share with your friends.

Returning Supporter

  • 2016 IP Edger

Wade Howk

About Me

I’m raising money for a cause I care about, but I need your help to reach my goal! Please become a supporter to follow my progress and share with your friends.

Returning Supporter

  • 2016 IP Edger

Kenny Glavan

About Me

I’m raising money for a cause I care about, but I need your help to reach my goal! Please become a supporter to follow my progress and share with your friends.

David Boyd

About Me

I’m a 49 years old Electrical Department Manager for Lowe’s. Also a veteran of the United States Army… and can’t wait to rappel off the IP Casino for this cause on October 14,2017 .

Returning Supporter

  • 2016 IP Edger

James Smith

About Me

  1. What is your past involvement with Habitat for Humanity?
    Donor, volunteered to help build a house with HopeForce, worked on a house in Pascagoula, volunteered after Over the Edge last year in Pascagoula.
  2. On any other Saturday, what would you be doing? Tell us a little about your normal Saturday activities.
    Fishing, playing golf, yard work, pool cleaning, boating, traveling
  3. Have you engaged in adventurous activities in the past? What activities, when and where?
    Third year Edger, other rappelling, walking, zip lining, snow skiing
  4. Who are your supporters & cheering section?  Who encouraged you to participate in Hang Out with Habitat?
    My wife and sister-in-law.
  5. Why did you want to participate in this event?  What drove you to rappel?
    To help raise money for Habitat. I am now a Board member and want to raise the most money of all Edgers this year.
  6. If you had a super power, what would you want it to be and why?
    I would be able to heal those who are sick and mentally ill.
  7. Are there other adventures you want to pursue?  Is this on your bucket list?  What other things are on your list?
    Fly fishing trip, fishing in Alaska, golfing in Scotland, Fishing in Canada, Big game hunting in Colorado 
  8. Where do you work? What do you do?  If retired, what did you do?
    Retired from Wheaton Industries in New Jersey, where I was president. I am on the Board of Directors for Habitat Mississippi Gulf Coast and the Ocean Springs School Board of Trustees.
  9. What are your hobbies and activities outside of work?
    Fishing, golfing, adventurous activities. 
  10. Any other interesting facts you want to add, note them here.
    I would also like for medical science to find a CURE for MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. My Son Greg, The Strength Coach, beat the odds and pass away at age 52. Greg was an author and motivational speaker as well as an emcee for the 2014 Hang out with Habitat event at the Beau Rivage.

Returning Supporter

  • 2015 Beau Rivage Edger

Melissa Bodisch

About Me

  1. What is your past involvement with Habitat for Humanity? Have you volunteered?  When?  Where? Have you been a donor?
    I am currently an employee. I have volunteered for Women Build (HFHMGC – 2012, 2013 & 2017) and Build-A-Thon in Wisconsin (2014).
  2. On any other Saturday, what would you be doing? Tell us a little about your normal Saturday activities.  Shopping?  Yard work?  Activities with your children?  Boating?  Golfing?
    Sleeping in lol. I LOVE my sleep! I also enjoy hanging out with my son whether it’s going to the movies or shopping at the mall.
  3. Have you engaged in adventurous activities in the past? What activities, when and where? Rappelling?  Skydiving?  Mountain or rock climbing?  Zip lining?  Mountain biking? Snow skiing or boarding?
    This is my first adventure doing anything like this. No experience needed, RIGHT?!?!
  4. Who are your supporters & cheering section?  Who encouraged you to participate in Hang Out with Habitat? Who are they?  Family members? Children?  Co-workers?  Neighbors?
    Mother – Lillian; Brother – Brian; Son – Nathaniel. Shout out to my co-worker, Tomesha, for supporting my craziness!
  5. Why did you want to participate in this event?  What drove you to rappel?
    Being that this will be my first time rappelling, not only can I check this adventure off my bucket list, but I have also been able to raise money in support of HFHMGC’s mission.
  6. If you had a super power, what would you want it to be and why?
    Time Travel – I would love to meet my ancestors!
  7. Are there other adventures you want to pursue?  Is this on your bucket list?  What other things are on your list?
    Skydiving, zip lining, going a cruise, and visiting Italy.
  8. Where do you work? What do you do?  If retired, what did you do?
    HFHMGC – Office Manager/AmeriCorps Host Site Manager;   Marshalls – Sales Associate
  9. What are your hobbies and activities outside of work?
    Shopping, watching The Walking Dead and Netflix, and spending time with family.

Returning Supporter

  • 2016 IP Edger

Patten Gentry

About Me

I’m raising money for a cause I care about, but I need your help to reach my goal! Please become a supporter to follow my progress and share with your friends.

Returning Supporter

  • 2016 IP Edger

Darcie Crew

About Me

  1. What is your past involvement with Habitat for Humanity?
    Have you volunteered? When? Where? Have you been a donor?
    This is my first time volunteering to help with HfH.
  2. On any other Saturday, what would you be doing? Tell us a little about your normal Saturday activities.
    Shopping? Yard work? Activities with your children? Boating? Golfing?
    I would be kayaking, doing yard work, spending time with family or friends.
  3. Have you engaged in adventurous activities in the past? What activities, when and where?
    Rappelling? Skydiving? Mountain or rock climbing? Zip lining? Mountain biking? Snow skiing or boarding?
    Yes, scuba diving (1995-1999 – Italy and Carribbean), hiking (all my life in the Adirondacks, Smokies and one week in the Grand Canyon), zip lining (Summer 2012/13 in Adirondack Mountains in NY state, Carribbean 2014), skiing (all my life water and snow), mountain biking (1995-1999 Italy and Mississippi), kayaking (2011-current), tent camping (all my life)
  4. Who are your supporters & cheering section? Who encouraged you to participate in Hang Out with Habitat? Who are they? Family members? Children? Co-workers? Neighbors?
    Family members, co-workers, neighbors and friends
  5. Why did you want to participate in this event? What drove you to rappel?
    I love outdoor adventure activities. The information was passed along by one of our Council members and I thought it would be a good opportunity to raise some money for a good cause.
  6. If you had a super power, what would you want it to be and why?
    Fly, so I can see the world from a birds eye view.
  7. Are there other adventures you want to pursue? Is this on your bucket list? What other things are on your list?
    Visit more national parks, road trip around the US, see the Great Wall in China, hike at least a section of the Appalachian Trail, travel mostly.
  8. Where do you work? What do you do? If retired, what did you do?
    City of Pascagoula, Parks and Recreation Director.
  9. What are your hobbies and activities outside of work?
    Kayaking, camping, traveling

Cindy Lamb

About Me

  1. What is your past involvement with Habitat for Humanity? Have you volunteered?  When?  Where? Have you been a donor?
    2007-2010 I was on the local Board of Directors. Previously, when I lived in IL I volunteered and also drew blueprints for Custom Habitat Homes.
  2. On any other Saturday, what would you be doing? Tell us a little about your normal Saturday activities. Shopping?  Yard work?  Activities with your children?  Boating?  Golfing?
    My primary weekend function is my grandchildren and flipping a house.
  3. Have you engaged in adventurous activities in the past? What activities, when and where? Rappelling?  Skydiving?  Mountain or rock climbing?  Zip lining?  Mountain biking? Snow skiing or boarding?
    Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Scuba Diving, Skydiving, Marriage, Children
  4. Who are your supporters & cheering section?  Who encouraged you to participate in Hang Out with Habitat? Who are they?  Family members? Children?  Co-workers?  Neighbors?
    Becky Ginn…that’s it! She talked me into it!
  5. Why did you want to participate in this event?  What drove you to rappel?
    I am a strong believer in the mission of Habitat. Not only do they assist people in becoming home owners, they also teach them how to be successful at it. In addition, they teach the value and personal satisfaction of helping others.
  6. If you had a super power, what would you want it to be and why?
    Power of Philanthropy. I have always gotten great satisfaction out of doing for others. I would prefer to work for nothing…unfortunately I am not independently wealthy so a salary is a must! And I love to do things anonymously.
  7. Are there other adventures you want to pursue?  Is this on your bucket list?  What other things are on your list?
    Have to say I do not have a bucket list…yet. And if it were not for a good cause, rappelling may not have been on my radar. I do like a great adventure! Next I would like to return to college and complete my Masters in Economic Development.
  8. Where do you work? What do you do?  If retired, what did you do?
    I am the Manager of Client Relations at the Pickering Firm, Inc. PR, Marketing and Business Development
  9. What are your hobbies and activities outside of work?
    Right now flipping a house takes all my time but I do enjoy outdoor activities, music, fishing, the beach, traveling
  10. Any other interesting facts you want to add, note them here.
    Nothing of note…hate talking about me!

Collette Poppendieck

About Me

I am fundraising for Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I need to raise $1,500 to participate in this event. Please contribute to this great cause, and come see me rappel down the IP Casino! On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is sponsoring a great event at the IP Casino in Biloxi. Fundraisers will rappel down the IP building! This event will be a lot of fun and raise funds to build a new home for a deserving family. Please help me make this event a success by donating to my campaign. And those of you that know me, know that I am afraid of heights, so you can come and watch me conquer one of my greatest fears!