The Team

Megan Laws

Megan Laws

Megan Laws is a Graduate Assistant working on App Builds A Home. Through her time at AppState she has learned about Housing insecurity and has seen its local impact. She is very excited about making such an impact on a local family and giving back to Watauga County. She is studying Reading Education and enjoys teaching skiing and snowboarding.

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Kayla McDougle

Kayla is a junior at App State and is currently studying Interior Design with a minor in Building Sciences. She is also the current president of the Habitat for Humanity club at App State. She is very excited about the App Builds A Home project because she thinks it is a great opportunity for the Appalachian State community to give back to the town that supports it. She loves road trips and recently went on a cross country trip from CA to NC!

Dorothy Williams

Dorothy Williams

Dorothy Williams is a senior Middle Grades Education major. She is also involved with Appalachian Educators and Presbyterian Episcopalian Campus Ministry. She is excited because she has come to love living in this community in the high country and this is one way to give back to it. When Dorothy is not working on App Builds a Home, you can find her playing the clarinet with App's Marching Band.

Allyson Medlin

Allyson Medlin

Allyson Medlin is a junior Public Health major. She has served as the Service Chair for her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, for two years. She is dedicated to helping others and making our community a better place!

Brenton Ervin

Brenton Ervin

My name is Brenton Ervin and I'm a junior Computer Information Systems Major. I'm the Director of Athletic Affairs through SGA and also a member of the Track and Field team as well. I think App Builds a Home is a great way for us to come together in an effort to accomplish something bigger than ourselves. And give back to the community in a meaningful way.

Lillian Abernathy

Lillian Abernathy

Lillian Abernathy is a Graduate Student seeking her Masters in Social Work. She is a Graduate Assistant through the A.C.T office whose focus right now is being a part of the team for App Builds A Home. She is very excited to connect students from Appalachian State University to Watauga County to help build this home from the ground up. In her breaks she enjoys taking her dog, Millie, on adventures with her.

Misty Mayfield

Misty Mayfield

Misty Mayfield is an Academic Advisor, Geography Professor, and Group Fitness Instructor. She has worked with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity for many years and is very excited to see this partnership come to life.

Alex Hooker

Alex Hooker

Alex Hooker is the Executive Director of Watauga County Habitat. He received both his BA and MA from ASU and has served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Appalachian Studies since 1998.

Tasse Little

Tasse Little

Tasse Little has been an active alum of Appalachian since graduating in 1986, and began serving the university in 1998 when she was selected to be on the College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Council.  She has since served on the university’s Board of Visitors, Alumni Council, Parent and Family Board as well as the parent liaison to the Foundation Board.  She has been an active Habitat for Humanity build volunteer with Christ Episcopal Church – Charlotte since 2008. She has participated in two Women Builds as well as the 2014 Everest Build III in Nepal. Tasse knew she wanted to get involved with ABAH when two of her passions, the App State community and Habitat for Humanity, were working together to make an impact on affordable housing in the High Country.

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  • $10 = Three 2X4s
  • $25 = Bucket of Nails
  • $50 = Closet Shelving
  • $100 = Single Window
  • $150 = Door Locks
  • $200 = Front Door
  • $250 = Bath Vanities
  • $500 = Box of Roof Shingles
  • $750 = Driveway
  • $1000 = Paint Supplies