Who we are

We believe in the transformative power of homeownership

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Founded in 1974, Frontier Housing was created to be a resource for Eastern Kentuckians in need of housing opportunities. We are now the leader for affordable housing solutions, made up of a team of experts who are passionate about building communities.



Tod Barhorst

Director of Construction
Tom Lewis

Tom Lewis

Land Development Specialist

Joe Gagliano

Special Projects Manager
David Plank

David Plank

Lead Carpenter

Hunter Plank

Crew Member

Dustin Wright

Crew Member

Austin Whitaker

Crew Member
Shannon Rushka

Shannon Rushka

Project Manager
Phillip Cox

Phillip Cox

MSH Construction Supervisor
Robert Plank

Robert Plank

Assistant Construction Supervisor

Kyle Taulbee

AmeriCorps Construction Specialist

Shannon Sloan

Crew Member

Robbie Moore

Crew Member

Jacob Fraley

Construction Specialist
Cassandra Kinney

Cassie Kinney

Director of Housing Preservation

Max Hammond

DreamBuild Project Manager

Real Estate Development

Stephanie Cooley

Stephanie Cooley

Director of Real Estate Development

Melette Hamm

Rental Manager


Jessica Conn

Jessica Conn

Senior Lending Manager

Candie Baldrige

Assistant to Homeownership

Wendy Puckett

Customer Coordinator
Cecilia Armstrong

Cecelia Armstrong

HUD Certified Housing Advisor

Jennifer Darling

AmeriCorps Homeownership Specialist

Kimberly Smith

AmeriCorps Homeownership Specialist

Cindy Armstrong

Mortgage Loan Processor

Finance and Administration

Tom Bevin

Tom Manning-Beavin

President & CEO

Ethan Purvis

Accounting Clerk

Chelsa Hamilton

Director of Finance

Machela Hollman

Staff Accountant

Darya Francis

Volunteer Coordinator

Faith Taliaferro


Peter Stigers

Director of Resource Development

Stephanie Ockerman

Communications Manager

Justin McCoy


Jessie Howard

Accounting Clerk II
Board of Directors

Kamilia Lawson

Board Chair

Ann Ballard

Vice Chair

Tony Boyd

Wes Holland


Dorothy Clemons

Cody Prater

Renee Parsons

Dave Lollis

Dr. Itza Zavala-Garrett

Ezra Dike