Meet The Team

Chelsey Mingone

Who we are

Meet the team

Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity staff

Executive Director: Bob Hawley

Bob Hawley is a Midwest farm native, born and raised in eastern South Dakota. He graduated with a Dairy Science degree from South Dakota State University in 1977. The dairy manufacturing industry ultimately led Bob and his wife Connie to Zumbrota, MN where they have lived since 1980. In 1993, Bob transitioned to the leather industry, working in South St. Paul and Red Wing, MN. Bob and Connie raised three boys in Zumbrota and currently have six grand children. Connie enjoys the retail shoe business she created. Bob has enjoyed participating in many different community and church organizations over the years. He values what these organizations, their employees and many selfless volunteers have accomplished to improve their communities. His goal with Habitat for Humanity is to personally pursue the mission of bringing people together to build homes, hope and community, and to help Goodhue County do its part to provide a decent place for everyone to live.

Chelsey Mingone

Community Engagement and Marketing Director: Chelsey Mingone

Hello! I am Chelsey Mingone, a SE Minnesota Artist and community advocate striving to make the world a better and brighter place for everyone. I am an accomplished graphic designer with 15+ years of experience in brand development, marketing management, communication strategy, and execution. I also have 7 years of experience recruiting, training, and retaining powerful and diverse donors, advocates, and volunteers – to increase awareness, strengthen engagement, and create more equitable spaces and experiences for all.


As an artist and designer, I am energized by work that reflects a greater purpose beyond our daily lives and I am grateful for the opportunity to have dedicated much of my professional career to serving local nonprofits. I consider myself a steward for the Earth and am doing my best to live my life to the fullest through my expression of self and reminding others that we can create the spaces we want to see, live, and dance in – if we only take the time to notice that inspiration is all around us.

Systems and Financial Administrator: Michelle Baringer

Michelle was born, raised and still resides in Red Wing. She attended RW High School. She went on to earn her AAS degree in Accounting from Inver High Community College and her AAS degree in Photography from Dakota County Technical College. For 21 years she owned a group home and was the primary caregiver to special needs adults. She enjoys remodeling and landscaping projects. She joined our staff in Jan of 2019.

Administrative Assistant: Johanna Jensen

Construction Manager: Bob Bidon

Construction Advisor: John Parkes

John has spent a life time in construction; he was owner and operator of his company for almost twenty years. His first exposure to Habitat for Humanity occurred in 1996 when he had the good fortune to participate in a global village mission project, constructing homes, and attending Spanish language school with his wife

Jannae in Guatemala. That experience created a desire to explore more opportunities with Habitat for Humanity. That opportunity came in 2014 when Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity decided to create a position for a Construction and Outreach Coordinator a position which John served for one and a half years.

In the spring of 2016 the preceding Executive Director that served for 14 years retired and the decision was made to offer John the position of Executive director.

In 2016 Goodhue Habitat for Humanity was able to build homes for two new partner families, and the trend for the future is to increase that outcome.

On February 4th, 2020 John retired from Executive Director and became Habitat’s Construction Advisor.

When John is not occupied with the work of Habitat he enjoys kayaking with his wife (of 39 years) or teasing his two Granddaughters. John’s adventurous side has taken him to Alaska and wilderness rafting.

Board of Directors

President: Nicholas Abney

Nicholas “Nic” joined the board of directors in 2016 after several volunteer build days with his employer, Xcel Energy. He has volunteered with HFH affiliates for several years and is now making greater use of his talents. Nic is a US Navy veteran and originally from Kentucky. He met his wife, Amanda, while stationed in Washington State and now has three wonderful children. Nic is an instructor at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Welch MN. The Abney’s moved to Red Wing, MN in 2011 from Charleston South Carolina. Nic enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying all four seasons, and working on their 100+ year old home.

Board Secretary: Angela Foss

Angie is a native of Red Wing. She currently lives in Lake City with her husband, Andy, and her dog, Gomer. Angie has worked in the mortgage industry since 2001, most of this time she has been a Residential Loan Officer with Associated Bank in Red Wing. Angie joined our Family Selection Committee in 2018 and our Board in 2019.

Treasurer: Kim Simonson

1st Vice President: Justine Boulton

2nd Vice President: Tracy Bible

Board Members

Board Member: Maggie Cook

Board Member: Tom Feehan

Board Member: Glenda Schueller

Board Member: Lana Hueman

Board Member: Mandy Bremer

The Go To Team

Dedicated and Hard Working

From left to right John Schueller, Russ Ehlers, Darwin Bartlett, Dan Bender, Ken dicke, Bruce Ohlhaber, and kneeling John Plehal, Dick Eick (not pictured).


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