One of BRCLT’s greatest resources is the quality of the volunteers who have stepped up to serve on our initial Board of Directors.

Anne Medenbach
Board President
Anne is a native Oregonian who believes strongly in community, forward thinking and collaborative efforts that provide holistic approaches to problem solving. She is a real estate and economic development professional who understands that home ownership and community owned assets can work hand in hand to create a more equitable and vibrant society.

Bill Irving
Board Vice President
Bill is a real estate broker with Copper West Real Estate and licensed in OR and WA with direct experience in development. Bill has been a long standing member of the City of Hood River Planning Commission. Both of these roles have provided Bill with a grounded understanding of the costs and supply challenges in providing affordable housing as well as the seemingly endless unmet demand.

Candice Richards
Board Secretary
Candice is a real estate broker with Copper West Real Estate and a former registered nurse. Raised in Hood River, Candice is passionate about helping future generations to flourish in the vibrant Gorge community.

Chris Heald
Board Treasurer
Chris is a 4th generation Oregonian, who values his roots. As a veteran and retired auto mechanic he values the need for families to have a stake in their community. “Home ownership has been THE BEST WAY for me to invest not only in my family’s future, but in my neighborhood and community. I see the supporting of quality, efficient, affordable home ownership as a total win for both Hood River and Klickitat counties and the folks who live here”.

Greg Crafts
Board Member
While preparing to retire from the tech industry in the early 90s, Greg and his wife bought a second home in Hood River. While he ultimately moved here full time, he felt like he was adding to the problem of affordability of housing in Hood River. For that reason, he started many affordable housing projects in the area including Katie/Andy’s Way, Cottage Lane, and many others with the goal of getting first-time buyers into their homes.


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