MEET OUR STAFF
Becky Beavers, Operations Director
Long-time mountain resident, Becky Beavers, managed and then owned DQNews, a property information business, for over 20 years. Before that, she was a computer programmer for Goodwill Industries and Shell Oil Company. She was Volunteer of the Year during her first year as a Rotarian and has volunteered as secretary, treasurer, accountant, payroll coordinator, IT consultant, newsletter editor and board member for several non-profits in the mountain area. In her local church, over the last several decades, Becky has held many positions, paid and volunteer, that have developed in her a love for those who are hurting or disenfranchised. As the program coordinator for Kids Connection, a unique Christian mid-week program for largely latch-key children and youth in the mountain area, she has seen the pain, as well as hope and determination, in the eyes of those who are caught in a culture of poverty and family dysfunction.
Becky was one of the original group who dreamt up Mountain Homeless Coalition and was instrumental in making MHC a 501c3 corporation. She continues to be determined to work with our county systems and community providers to generate new opportunities for our most vulnerable neighbors.
Becky is easy to spot in town - just look for the Subaru with flowers on the sides and two golden retrievers sticking their heads out the windows.
Tyne Henry, Big Bear Housing Navigator
Susan Buckley, Rim Housing Navigator
Susan Buckley is our housing navigator for the Rim of the World area, with over 15 years of experience working with the homeless population. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from F&M College in Lancaster, PA. Her career began in the human service sector supporting transitional age youth in the employment and educational arena. Susan served as Western Maryland Director of Employment Services for United Cerebral Palsy for over 8 years. During her career in the human service field, Susan found she had a passion for working with the homeless population.
Susan moved cross country from Maryland to California in 2017 at which time she started her career serving the homeless population, at Lighthouse Social Service Centers of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties specializing in the homeless veteran demographic. Susan began serving the most vulnerable in the San Bernardino Mountains when she came on board with Mountain Homeless Coalition in the fall of 2022.
You can often find Susan and her companion Doodle Danni cruising the streets of Crestline-Lake Arrowhead serving those in need. During free time, you'll find Susan, her husband Gregrory and dogs Harley, Roger, Danni and Stella camping in the desert, mountains or beaches of sunny SoCal.
Peter Morris, Intern, Helpline Operator
Peter Morris came to us in the summer of 2022, as a part-time intern. His enthusiasm for life and specifically for helping us in our mission to house the homeless and keep at-risk households housed in our local community won us over. We are privileged to have Peter as a helpline operator and administrative assistant while he is working on his college degree. If you are fortunate enough to call us during Peter's shifts, we bet you will agree with us, that Peter makes everyone's day brighter.