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Mission Statement

“Building faith and strengthening communities through service to others.”

Sierra Service Project’s purpose is to build strong connections and resilience among communities, by equipping volunteers in home repair skills and community-based projects. Making necessary home repairs accessible to historically underserved residents allows communities to thrive and individuals to safely age in place. Inherent in the purpose is the specific involvement of youth and young adult volunteers.

Inclusion Statement

SSP is an affirming and welcoming community that celebrates the lives and love of all people. We welcome LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color who have too often been excluded from leadership and full participation within many communities. We are rooted in the unique experiences and identities of all members of our community, which form the foundation of our work.

We welcome all people to be a part of our community as their authentic selves, regardless of race, religion, socio-economic status, gender and its expression, sexual orientation, or ability. Our passion for justice, love, and equality has no limits.

Read more about SSP’s history and theology.


SSP Staff

Snapshot of SSP's Programs in 2023
Snapshot of SSP's Programs in 2023

Sacramento Program Manager

We welcomed Maximilian Rosa to the SSP team in 2023. Max’s background is in implementing community empowerment initiatives and developing sustainability-focused service-learning projects for schools and nonprofits. He grew up

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Director of Development

Adam has a 24 year history with Sierra Service Project, stretching all the way back to his first year as a youth volunteer in Upper Lake, California in August of

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Director of Finance & Administration

Jake Bailey has worked in the SSP office since February 2013. He received a Bachelor of Science in business with a focus in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in

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Director of Engagement & Impact

Veronica Russell has been with SSP HQ since 2014, though her SSP experience dates back to 2007, including youth volunteering, staff-in-training, and summer staff. She holds a B.A. in Interpersonal

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Executive Director

Megan Taylor started as an intern in the SSP office in 2009. Since then she served as the Director of Programs, and transitioned into the Executive Director position in 2018.

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Weekly Volunteers

Thank you Butch!

Butch Henry

Butch Henry has been a long-time volunteer at SSP’s central office in Sacramento. His son is an SSP staff alumni, Greg Henry. Butch is very involved with his home church First United Methodist Church of Loomis and his son’s farm in Placerville, Full Moon Farm. Butch has cycled 40 and 41 miles with the central team in honor of SSP’s recent anniversaries. Thank you Butch!

Thank you Hank!

Hank Smith

Hank Smith joined the Wednesday morning volunteer crew in 2018. He is a Navy veteran and has lived all over the West Coast. Hank’s specialty is welding, but he can make a wonderful sculpture out of wood with a chainsaw and chisel! Hank has attended SSP  with his church, Point Pleasant United Methodist Church in Elk Grove, California. Thank you Hank!

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Thank you Charlie!

Charlie Wingo

Charlie Wingo has been a long-time volunteer at SSP’s central office in Sacramento. Charlie has three adult children who all attended SSP during their teen years. He is very involved with his home church First United Methodist Church of Loomis. Charlie has cycled 40 and 41 miles with the central team in honor of SSP’s recent anniversaries. Thank you Charlie!

Coalition for Home Repair

Sierra Service Project is proud to be a founding member of Coalition for Home Repair (formerly ReFrame Association), the premier nonprofit organization promoting and supporting the work of home repair and rehabilitation partners nationwide. We provide funding, advocacy, and educational resources to ensure the preservation of safe, healthy, affordable housing for all.

In 2021, 89 Coalition members repaired:

  • 6,953 homes for
  • 16,041 residents in
  • 38 states

Every November, SSP’s Central Staff participates in the ReFrame Conference to learn, grow, and connect with other leaders in nonprofit home repair. By sharing best practices and bringing expert resources to leaders, our organizations operate more efficiently, proactively, and successfully to eradicate substandard housing in the communities we serve.