Our elected professionals help guide our mission. Their hard work, creativity, and commitment to the Association is part of what makes us so strong. Being elected to a leadership role is not only an honor, but because of HBA’s industry-wide reputation, a complement to any member’s resume.

The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs promotes policies that allow for the production of safe and attainable housing and enhances the environment for the housing and building industry in El Paso County.


Mark Reyner
2023 President
Wetherbee Drywall Inc.

Thomas Garmong

Thomas Garmong
Oakwood Homes

chad thurber

Chad Thurber
Immediate Past President
Vantage Homes

Mike Suggs
Political Advisor | NAI Highland, LLC

Ryan Klein
Legal Advisor & Public Policy Advisor | Sherman & Howard, LLC

Andrea Barlow
At-Large Advisor | N.E.S. Inc.

William “B.J.” Hybl
At-Large Advisor | Griffis Blessing

Loren Moreland
At-Large Advisor | Classic Homes

Renee Zentz
Chief Executive Officer | Housing & Building Association


Blake Green
Proterra Properties, LLC

Randy Case II
Case International Company

Grace Covington
Covington Homes

Mike DeGrant
Schuck Communities

Lain Chappell
Solid Rock Custom Homes

Danielle Doyle
Jayden Homes

Mike Fenton
Stoneybrooke Homes

Aric Jones
Brightland Homes

Ed Gonzalez
Campbell Homes, Ltd.

Skip Howes
Scott Homes Ltd.

Tom Stewart
Stewart Remodeling

Kyle Campbell
Classic Consulting

Greg Shaner
Matrix Design Group

Chris Jorgensen
HR Green

Joe Loidolt
Classic Homes

Mark Long
Vanguard Homes

Bryan Long
Case International Company

The O’Neil Group

Jerry Novak
Novak Consulting, Inc.

Jill Lais
The Cutting Edge, Realtors

Carrie Bartow
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Eric Hunter
Toll Brothers

Richard Van Seenus
ApenView Homes

Tye Tutt
Tutt Service Enterprise, LLC

Kevin Walker
Walker Schooler District Managers



Chief Executive Officer, HBA | President, Careers in Construction
Phone: 719-592-1800, ext 115 | Email

Oversees the operations of the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs and Careers in Construction Colorado.

Committees and Councils: HBA Executive Committee, HBA Board of Directors, Careers In Construction Board of Directors, liason to HBA Cares.
In the community, Renee is an integral member of the Quality Community Group, Pikes Peak Workforce Board, State and National Home Builders Association and a member of the Home Builders Institute.

Renee is an accomplished equestrian and avid mountain and road biker. Above all, Renee enjoys watching her son play football for Nebraska Wesleyan.

Vice President of Government Affairs
Phone: 719-592-1800, ext 114 | Email

Directs and performs daily operations of the HBA Government Affairs Department to include public policy, issues management, regulatory and technical affairs, and political committee management. These objectives are achieved through monitoring local government agendas and actions for items impacting the industry, recommending responses, identifying proactive measures, and maintaining lines of communications with local government officials within the CSHBA jurisdictions.

Marla loves being outdoors – either camping with friends and family or hiking with her birches.

Committees and Councils: Political Action Committee, Public Policy Council, CAHB Government Affairs Committee

Lisa Weidenbach

Director of HBA Cares
Phone: 719-592-1800, ext 124 | Email

Directs and performs the daily operations of the philanthropic nonprofit, HBA Cares, including supporting the Board of Directors, coordinating fundraising events, and organizing volunteer opportunities. Cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with members and other nonprofits which share the HBA Cares mission of supporting accessible and transitional housing.

Lisa enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Committees and Councils: HBA Cares

Johanna Hillgrove

Member Services Events Manager
Phone: 719-592-1800, ext. 117 | Email

Responsible for the execution of member events including Breakfast with the Builders, Builder Product Expo, Chili Fest, Holiday Party, Annual Awards Dinner, Annual Membership Reception/Board Installation and Party on the Patio. Marque events including the Colorado Springs Parade of Homes. Meet with member companies to provide sponsorship opportunities as well as develop Signature Member Sponsor packages that will maximize the exposure for members to members.

Johanna enjoys traveling with her husband & kids and is an avid animal-lover/foster mom for various rescues.

Committees and Councils: Parade of Homes, Membership Events, and Remodelers Council.

Paula Kim

Regulatory Affairs & Education Coordinator
Phone: 719-592-1800, ext. 127 | Email

Works directly with the Director of Government Affairs (DGA) of the Housing & Building Association (HBA) to monitor and review all government regulatory activities that affects the housing and building industry. Cultivates and maintains strong working relations with members, government and regulatory agencies, and other statewide organizations on issues that affect the housing and building industry. Facilitates member driven educational classes and seminars as needed.

Paula is happiest with the following (in no particular order): family, friends, dogs, soccer, rocks & tea.

Committees: Construction, Codes & Standards Committee, Utilities Committee, Land Use Committee, Tri-Lakes Committee,  and Education Coordinating.

Amanda DeMarco

Director of Operations

Phone: 719-592-1800, ext 128 | Email

Oversees the day-to-day activities of the Association, ensuring that the organization is managed and performing efficiently and effectively. Works directly with the Chief Executive Officer to develop long-term operational strategies that help meet the Association’s mission and goals.

Amanda is a proud CS native who enjoys hiking, kayaking, tennis & gardening.

Committees: Leadership Development Committee

Membership & Accounting Assistant
Phone: 719-592-1800 | Email

Provides administrative and accounting support for the day to day needs of the Association.

Bridget loves spending time with her husband and daughter. She is an accomplished dog trainer and holds several championship show titles.


Glenn Hard

Glenn Hard
Executive Director
Phone: 719-592-1800, ext 120 | Email

Directs and manages the day-to-day operations of Careers in Construction and provides staff support to the Workforce Development Council and its subcommittees and works directly with educators (CTE Directors, teachers) to ensure their program needs are met and appropriate industry support is provided.

Glenn is a retired high school educator of 26 years.  He’s sometimes “hard to find” because he’s out hunting or riding his Harley.  Most importantly, he loves spending time with his wife Chris and daughter Shelby.

Committees: Careers in Construction Colorado Board and CICC Finance Committee

Marlo Asher

Operations Manager
Phone: 719-592-1800, ext 118 | Email

Directs and manages the day-to-day operations of Careers in Construction Colorado Springs including grant management, homebuild project management and staff support for the activities of the local chapter.

Marlo was a Criminal Justice major with a minor in Human Services in college and loves to contribute, support, and make a difference in the community. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing board games, and binging Law & Order episodes.

Committees: CIC Workforce Development Committee

Christy Johnson

Director of Community Engagement
Phone: 719-592-1800 | Email

Responsible for developing and maximizing a portfolio of prospects, and providing leadership, direction, and coaching to the team responsible for raising revenue.

Christy is a mom of 2 great kids and enjoys exercising, live music, traveling and is an avid Kansas Jayhawk basketball fan.

Sydney White

Communications Coordinator
Phone: 719-592-1800, ext 116 | Email

Manages the day-to-day communications of Careers in Construction and provides staff support to the Executive Director.

Sydney spends her free time painting and drawing; she is inspired by the natural beauty of Colorado. She can be found most often in the woods looking for incredible views!

Keira Conley

Career Navigator
Phone: 719-592-1800, ext 126 | Email

Supports the mission of the program as a school liason and field representative for the Colorado Springs chapter, working with students in each CICC school in order to get to know each and to assist them in gaining employability skills, and in acquiring internships or employment within the construction industry.

Keira is a Colorado Springs native who loves this city and everything in it. She’s a sneakerhead and can usually be found cheering on the Denver Nuggets!

Quinn Hersey

Career Navigator
Phone: 719-592-1800, ext 100 | Email

Supports the mission of the program as a school liason and field representative for the Colorado Springs chapter, working with students in each CICC school in order to get to know each and to assist them in gaining employability skills, and in acquiring internships or employment within the construction industry.

When Quinn isn’t tossing darts or being generally too loud for the office, he enjoys the exploring local caves and canyons. He’s a huge fan of the Sacramento Kings, despite being a local, and loves to attend sporting events downtown!


Phone: 719-592-1800, ext 119 | Email

Primary focus is on membership recruitment and engagement. If you would like to schedule an online meeting to learn more – whether to join or get more involved – use this link.

Shirley enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, photography and travel. She has been a volunteer for the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region for 10+ years fostering cats and little kittens.

Phone: 719-592-1800, ext 119 | Email

Performs accounting tasks for HBA, Careers in Construction and HBA Cares.

Salena is an avid Air Force Academy fan and has been a football season ticker holder for over 30 years.  She loves going to live theater, especially musicals, and travels whenever possible.