Jose Rivas, Chair
Principal Architect, CRW Architecture & Design Group

Board Chair

"First Homes is the premiere organization in the Rochester community when it comes to providing home ownership opportunities to moderate and lower income families.  Home ownership creates an environment that furthers neighborhood and community stability."

""Pride of place leads to sustainable communities""

Sheila Kiscaden 
Olmsted County Commissioner








Natalie Jones, Vice Chair
Wells Fargo 
First Homes Homeowner

Board Vice-Chair 









Karli McElroy
Events & Volunteer Coordinator
Rochester Downtown Alliance 

First Homes Homeowner

"First Homes is the main reason my family owns a home.  We have been CLT homeowners for just over a year, and I'm very thankful to the program for providing us with a beautiful and stable home environment to raise our family."

Jamie LeDent, Secretary
First Homes Homeowner

Board Secretary

"First Homes is a wonderful organization that helps all sorts of people in the community find a wonderful home to call their own.  As a homeowner I enjoy being on the board and being able to help the organization in any way possible.  I strongly believe this nonprofit is a necessity in our community."

Karel Weigel
Administrator for Community Relations, Mayo Clinic (retired)

"I have a committment to this community and an investment in the a higher quality of life for all.  That is dependent upon access to affordable housing."