Our Donor Spotlight shines bright on Denise Peske. She became aware of Habitat Pinellas through her career with Cox Lumber Co. and currently Tibbetts Lumber. She started with Cox Lumber in 1996 doing credit collections. She moved to the Cayman Islands with Cox Lumber in 2006 to be their Purchasing Manager. When Denise returned to Florida in 2014 her new role with Tibbetts was the HR Manager. She is now in outside sales with Tibbetts and working on her business degree at Capella University.
She knew upon her return to Pinellas County that she would volunteer and support Habitat Pinellas. Denise is a founding member of the Habitat women’s group “Hammers and Heels”. Every year she organizes the ladies group called Team Tibbetts to work on the Women’s Build. Denise says, “It is emotionally powerful and fulfilling to be a part of the group of women who are helping another woman and her family obtain the dream of home ownership. Each year I look forward to seeing the homeowners from previous years and it is incredible how much their lives change for the better because of Habitat.”
In addition to the women’s build she facilitates the Tibbetts sponsorships for Golfing Fore Habitat and Habitat’s Blueprint Gala which she attends every year with her team. She also attends the Community Builders Breakfast and invites guests to join her to learn more about Habitat. Denise has a busy life with her volunteer work with ALPHA House, a full time sales position and college but she makes time to support Habitat in many ways. Habitat Pinellas is grateful to have donors like Denise Peske supporting the Habitat mission.