Michelle.and.cute.dogMichelle Griffith

Executive Director

From the ARCH Summer 2009 newsletter… ARCH is excited to announce that on April 1st Michelle Griffith joined the organization as our first full time executive director. With her Michelle brings over twenty years of non profit and corporate experience to the position. For the past fifteen years she has been living and working abroad in the United Kingdom, Venezuela and Russia. In Russia, she spearheaded the development aspect of the The Diema’s Dream Foundation, an innovative program to build housing, educational, and rehabilitative facilities for handicapped Russian youth. She has also spent several years in leadership positions with BP Oil in the United States and United Kingdom. Michelle says of her new position, “Affordable home ownership is the fundamental thread woven throughout every aspect of community well being. I look forward to applying my business and nonprofit experience, as well as my long-running passion for the Wood River Valley to this role.” “While ARCH has established the necessary groundwork for addressing Blaine County’s affordable home ownership need, the magnitude and complexity of the challenge requires a leader of unique experience and vision. Michelle Griffith possesses the combination of skills and energy necessary to advance this important initiative.” – Rebekah Helzell, ARCH Founder “Michelle’s enthusiasm, persistence and creativity are astounding, and are the attributes especially needed in this community.” – Lesley Andrus, ARCH Board Member