Marty Miller, Executive Director         Email: martym@orfh.org

Marty has been a valuable member of ORFH since 1993 and became ORFH’s Executive Director in 2004 after serving as the Director of Housing Development. He has directly participated in the development of hundreds of units in rural Washington State serving thousands of farmworkers and other low-income residents. Marty is a strong advocate at the federal, state and local level and works to bring positive change to policy issues affecting farmworkers and their families.            

He serves as the Chair of the National Farmworker Director’s Association, is on the Board of the National Rural Housing Coalition and serves on their Farmworker Housing Committee. Marty participates on the State of Washington’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board, Subcommittee on Farmworker Housing in addition to the Policy Advisory Team of the Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance and the Washington State Farmworker Housing Trust. Marty holds a Master of Science in Economic Development from Eastern University and a BA from Whitworth University.

 

Bobbi Alseth, Director of Housing Development        Email: bobbia@orfh.org

Bobbi joined ORFH’s staff in October of 1998 after working in the for-profit arena for five years. As the Director of Housing Development, Bobbi provides leadership and training to ORFH staff in the development of affordable rural housing.

Bobbi has extensive experience in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, the Housing Trust Fund, the Affordable Housing Program through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, private financing and USDA Rural Development.

Bobbi has over thirty years of experience in the development of affordable housing in Oregon, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico, Montana, Texas and Washington resulting in more than 2,600 units serving low-income, elderly, developmentally disabled, and farmworker households. Lack of affordable housing is a serious problem in the United States especially in rural areas. 

Bobbi continues to search for innovative new approaches to financing this much needed investment in our rural communities.

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Laurie Waytuck, Fiscal Manager         Email: lauriew@orfh.org

Laurie has been with ORFH since 1987 and is an invaluable member of the ORFH team.

As Fiscal Manager, she oversees ORFH’s annual budget, prepares for our audits and prepares all financial reports for our funders.

She is also responsible for administration of the ORFH Revolving Loan Fund. 

Laurie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Calgary.

 

 

 

 

 

Korbie Jorgensen Haley, RHDFP,  Director of Housing Policy      Email: korbiejh@orfh.org

Korbie graduated from Central Washington University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Policy, with an Economics Minor and Land Use Planning Specialization. Korbie has worked with the Legislature and different levels of Government for the last 10 years. She has worked at the County, State and Federal levels on a variety of policy issues. Korbie has worked in affordable housing since 2016. Korbie achieved the Rental Housing Development Finance Professional (RHDFP) certification in 2018. RHDFP Certification is a nationally recognized professional credential given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s intensive rental housing development finance training series.

 
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Cristina Alvarez Ruiz, RHDFP, Housing Development Specialist         Email: cristinaar@orfh.org

Cristina was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. Prior to joining ORFH in June 2017, she worked in commercial banking as a relationship manager doing agricultural financing for farmers and ranchers. Growing up she would spend time helping her father on his 80-acre organic mixed vegetable operation in Mabton, WA, which she still assists with from time to time today.  

These experiences have given Cristina a unique insider perspective of both the needs of agri-business and of the requirements and expectations of the lending community. Cristina is highly proficient in the administration of federal, state and local funding programs as well as portfolio management, loan processing and providing training and technical assistance on financial topics.

Cristina holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Heritage University. She became a nationally certified Rental Housing Development Finance Professional in 2018. RHDFP Certification is a nationally recognized professional credential given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s intensive rental housing development finance training series.

 
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Suzanne Obermeyer, Communications & Process Improvement Coordinator        Email: suzanneo@orfh.org

Before joining ORFH in August 2016 as a Housing Developer, Suzanne spent 6 years as the compliance coordinator/trainer for Federally funded nonprofit. She spent 17 years in nonprofit communications, marketing and media relations. Suzanne brings grant writing and administration experience from needs assessment, planning and proposal development to reporting, compliance and systems improvement. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Media with a Public Relations Specialization from Central Washington University.

 
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Dixie Palmer, Housing Development Specialist        Email: dixiep@orfh.org

Dixie, who joined ORFH in March 2017, has extensive experience in real estate sales research, land acquisition and financing.

Previously she was a Community Developer for the Yakima County Asset Building Coalition, a role that included facilitating partnerships among service providers, financial institutions and government agencies to leverage resources. 

For several years, she served as the office manager of a regional non-profit credit counseling agency serving eight Central Washington counties, administering Federal, state and local funding, providing oversight of a US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Counseling Program, and teaching financial literacy classes. 

Her real estate knowledge combined with her unique set of skills for administration, grant writing, and management lend themselves well to ORFH’s mission. 

 

Collin Thompson, Housing Developer        Email: collint@orfh.org

Collin Thompson joined ORFH in 2018 as a Housing Developer after living abroad in Asia for the past 20 years. While in Asia, Collin’s primary role was that of global business development, key account management, and project management. His responsibilities included design, planning, execution and monitoring of projects serving a variety of Western Fortune 500 clients. He brings expertise in contract negotiation, leading and facilitating teams, and assessing market and financial feasibility to ORFH and its clients.

Collin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Management from Brigham Young University Hawaii, specializing in risk management, strategic management, and project management. He minored in Chinese, Japanese and Information Technology. Collin is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.

 
 
 

Charles Hitchcock, Housing Developer        Email: charlieh@orfh.org

Charlie joined ORFH in 2018, bringing familiarity with government contracts and financial analysis. Prior to working for ORFH, he spent two years in municipal sales for legal publishing services. His experience includes assignments or internships with Seattle Housing Authority, Snohomish County Public Utility District, and the King County Assessor’s Office. He has also served several homeless advocacy and support non-profits in Seattle. Charlie holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a BA from Seattle University. He provides ORFH with unique experience in quantitative analysis, data visualization, housing operations, and energy efficiency feasibility.