Erica CalderÓn - Homeownership support program manager

(503) 961-6406

Erica joined Hacienda in 2012 and is currently the Homeownership Support Program Manager. A native to Central Oregon, Erica comes with a variety of experience in the housing and asset building industry. Her focus for the past 5 years has been in the areas of financial literacy, credit counseling, homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention and reverse mortgage counseling. Erica attended the private University, Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Mexico City where she studied International Relations/Spanish as a second language. Returning to the Central Oregon area she started her own counseling company, educating foreigners on how and where to purchase properties in Mexico. Erica graduated from the NALCAB fellowship colegio in 2015, one of only two representatives in the northwest region. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling back to México, and her latest hobby is cooking.




(503) 961-6433

Kevin joined Hacienda in July 2012. He has more than 8 years experience working in various positions for housing counseling nonprofits and thoroughly enjoys being part of the Hacienda family.  Kevin has lived in Portland for the last 11 years and in that time has seen just how important advocating for fairness in housing is to the well-being of communities.  When not at work he enjoys biking, hiking, traveling and spending time with friends.


(503) 961-6407

Leslie joined Hacienda as a housing counselor in July 2012. She previously worked for Neighbor Impact in Bend OR, where she taught foreclosure prevention workshop, financial fitness classes and advocated for struggling homeowners in some of the hardest hit areas of Deschutes County. Leslie’s background includes over 15 years in the mortgage industry. She also counsels seniors who are interested in reverse mortgages. In her spare time she loves reading, the outdoors and spending time with her 12 grandchildren.

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Loren joined Hacienda’s Homeownership team in August 2016, and a year before graduated with Bachelors of Arts degrees in Economics and Hispanic Studies from Lewis & Clark College. He also studied international and urban economic theory at the Universidad de Alicante in the community of Valencia, Spain. After college, Loren returned to Spain to serve as a Fulbright grantee in 2015-2016 in Madrid. In his free moments, he enjoys playing violin, camping, hiking and spending time with his two dogs, Mika and Ziggy.



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(503) 961-6422

Chalise joined Hacienda CDC in 2012 as the Administrative Assistant for the Mortgage Payment Assistance Program, where she answered homeowners' questions and assisted them with document support. After spending a year in Ecuador, Chalise has returned to Hacienda to focus on intake for homeowners in the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program. In her spare time Chalise likes to cook and spend time with her family.


Jacob Sweet - Homeownership counselor

(503) 961-6429

Jacob started working for Hacienda in February of 2015, after living and working in Peru and Central America for six years.  In Peru, he trained local English teachers at a public university, ran a small tourism office, and worked on the management team of the Latin America branch of a global tourism outfit.  In Central America, he led tour groups through 7 countries.  His experiences in Latin America fostered passions for social justice and Latino culture, and he brought these back to his native Portland and joined the Hacienda team hoping to bring his values into practice.  In his free time, Jacob enjoys travel, getting lost in the woods and on mountains, and preparing Peruvian dishes.

Gabriela Toro- homeownership support admin assistant

(503) 961-6432

Gabriela was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She has a BA in Communications and Business from the Universidad Católica of Puerto Rico and currently working on her masters on New Media Journalism. Gabriela became part of Hacienda on 2016. It's her first time working on a non-profit organization but not her first time helping people with their needs and reaching their goals.


Jessenia juarez - Homeownership Counselor

(503) 961-6431

Jessenia Quijano was born in Sonsonate, El Salvador and lived the majority of her life in Central Oregon. Her passion of helping others led her to take a job with Hacienda CDC as a homeownership counselor on March 21, 2016. Jessenia comes with a diverse background in finances, she has worked at Columbia Bank as a SR. Personal Banker III and a Mortgage Rep for Wells Fargo. In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer, hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family. 

hector Rodriguez-ruiz- homeownership Counselor

(503) 961-6432

Héctor is a Boricua, born and raised in Puerto Rico. He graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico with a degree in Biology, and at the moment is in the Urban and Regional Planning Master Program at Portland State University. After many years working with customer services in the private sector, he decided to learn about helping more in the community and this brought him to become part of Hacienda CDC.


Yesenia Delgado- homeownership counselor

(503) 961-6431

Yesenia joined Hacienda in April 2016 as a Housing Counselor. She graduated from Warner Pacific with a degree in Human Development. She grew up in the Rockwood neighborhood, since she was young she envisioned ways to make her community a better place. She is passionate about equipping and empowering people to be the best they can be. She comes to us from an array of experiences, including providing one on one support, developing programming and leading community grass roots projects to better local neighborhoods. Her main loves can be summarized by Familia, Futbol and Food!


kate wihtol-  Homeownership Support Administrative Coordinator

(503) 961-6427

Kate is excited to join Hacienda's Homeownership Support team in building assets and bringing communities together in her native Portland. Previously she worked on statewide economic policy in Governor John Kitzhaber's Office and served as an international program coordinator with the Foundation for Sustainable Development in Salta, Argentina. Kate graduated from The Colorado College with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, focusing on the Latin American region. Throughout her studies, Kate interned on Capitol Hill with a member of Oregon’s congressional delegation, studied in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and worked as a grassroots community organizer with immigrant communities on the Arizona-Mexico border.