William Stoudt, a business and political science major at Tulane University, is currently serving as Executive Director. William was one of the first students to get involved at his high school with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans. He is actively involved in all of YRNO’s committees but plays a leading role on the acquisitions team. His knowledge of the real estate market and construction business makes him an invaluable resource for Youth Rebuilding New Orleans. In addition to his involvement with the group, William also plays lacrosse, acts as comedy chair for Tulane’s Campus Programming, and participates in various service clubs on Tulane’s campus.
Mary C. Shoemaker is an Archbishop Chapelle and UNO graduate with a BS in Biology Education and a MED in Curriculum and Instruction. She recently retired after thirty-five years teaching biology and chemistry in public and parochial schools in the metro New Orleans area. Katrina motivated her to actively participate in the recovery of the city of New Orleans by cofounding YRNO. She currently serves as Project Manager.
Mike Kingston, a long-time volunteer with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans has recently joined the staff to supervise some of the youth workers. Mike’s expertise and skills make him an invaluable resource. His duties include supervising volunteers and junior staff members, managing our tool library, and teaching and training new members useful construction skills.