Watauga Habitat for Humanity

The Big Kahuna Campaign

Let's get ready to RUMBLE!!!  On March 1st, Watauga Habitat will kick-off its 5th annual Big Kahuna contest.  For the next 10 weeks, twelve community members have stepped-up and are raising money on behalf of our organization.  The Kahuna that raises the most money will be crowned the Big Kahuna at the Don Ho-Down on May 15th.   Choose a Kahuna and donate to their campaign!  Check-out our blog  as we share weekly updates about Kahuna events and the highly-anticipated Top Five Leaderboard!

Since 2015, this fundraising campaign has collectively raised over $170,000!  Past winners include Linda K. Robinson of Premier Sotheby’s Real Estate, Justin Davis of Town Tavern Blowing Rock, Jenny Miller, Community Volunteer and Crystal Smith of Appalachian Mountain Brewery.  


Those interested in joining the 2020 Watauga County Habitat for Humanity Kahuna Campaign should contact Director of Development, Allison Jennings at 828-268-9545 ext. 107 or allison@wataugahabitat.org.


Kayla McDougle. App State Habitat for Humanity Club President

I am a sophomore at Appalachian State University studying Interior Design with a minor in Building Sciences and I am the President of the App State Habitat for Humanity Club. I grew up in Greensboro,...

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Scott Williford, The Cardinal Food and Spirits

Scott is a burger slinging, rump shaking, punk rocker, charity enthusiast. He is one of the owners of The Cardinal Food and Spirits, and can frequently be seen driving the Cardinal Burger Wagon aroun...

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Taylor Black, Watauga Habitat for Humanity ReStore

  My name is Taylor Black from Pleasant Garden, North Carolina.Haley, my wife, and I moved to Boone so that she could pursue a master's degree in school psychology. The ReStore was seeking a tr...

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Rob Lewis, ECRS

To tell you a little about myself, I am a Concord, NC native and I moved to Boone in 1988 to attend Appalachian State University where I earned a BS in Communications. While at ASU, I met and married...

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Wayne Randall, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC- Boone location

My name is Wayne Randall. I am a Manager with Blue Cross NC, in our new Boone Center. I have beenwith Blue Cross NC for 11 years in which 5 of those have been in a leadership role. I moved to Boone i...

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Emma Martin, 7th Grader at Hardin Park

Emma is a seventh-grader at Hardin Park and the daughter of Crystal Kelly and Jeff Martin. She was born and raised in Boone, North Carolina and loves to travel, rock climb, cheer, and hang out with h...

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Kate Payne, Sweet Birch

Army veteran, Kate Payne, is the mom of three and a new business owner of Sweet Birch, a local marketing and management firm. Her children, Arden, Penelope and Jonam are her heroes every day. Their i...

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Jane Meyers of Blowing Rock

Born in South Dakota, Jane Meyers is an accomplished business woman with successful endeavors in Coral Gables and Miami, FL to Hickory and Blowing Rock, NC.  Jane attended Stevens College for Wo...

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Adrian Tait, IONCON

Adrian Tait moved to Boone in 2005 to be closer to the mountains and the adventures they provide. He studied building science and appropriate technology at Appalachian State and has a passion for hel...

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Ginny Morgan Walker, Mountain Times Publications

After several years of traveling, Ginny Morgan Walker discovered the most wonderful community on Earth in Boone, NC, and made it her home in 1999.  Once settled in Boone, Ginny tried her hand at...

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Justin Hackler, Boone Realty

I have called the High Country my home since coming to school here over 20 years ago. Along the way I have been a Montessori teacher, earned a master’s degree in Sustainable Technology, worked ...

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Tom McDonnell, IT Specialist at App State University

I moved to Boone in 1987 to attend Appalachian State University, and I've been here ever since. After getting a couple degrees, I worked at Charter Communications producing commercials for about seve...

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