About Us

Our Mission

Down Home empowers lives by furnishing homes for families and individuals emerging from homelessness.

Our Vision

Down Home envisions a community where everyone lives in a supported, stable, and nurturing home.

Our Team

FILLIPI FAMILY

CO-FOUNDERS
Founded Down Home in October 2017.

Jenessa Fillipi

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Down Home

Jake Fillipi

FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER
AXIS & Jake of All Trades

Charlene Kuznia

CO-FOUNDER & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Down Home

Janet Nysetvold

CONNECTIONS COORDINATOR
Down Home

Matthew Bye

WAREHOUSE MANAGER
Down Home & CMTA Engineering

Chandra Lendobeja

PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR & RELATIONS
Down Home

Bill Bienek

BOARD MEMBER
Farmers Union Insurance

Kristie Eid

BOARD MEMBER-SECRETARY
Eid-Co Custom Homes

Deb King

DOWN HOME JUNKIE/VOLUNTEER
Fargo Public Schools

Angela Lord

BOARD MEMBER
Vogel Law Firm

Kirstin Schiotz

DOWN HOME JUNKIE/VOLUNTEER
Fargo Public Schools

Dan Seefeldt

BOARD MEMBER
MSUM Adjunct Professor

Brittaney VanderHagen

BOARD MEMBER
JBC Commercial Real Estate

Jill Waslaski

BOARD MEMBER
Jill of All Trades

Jeremy Welsand

BOARD MEMBER-TREASURER
Border States Electric