Welcome Assistant Director, Ka’Tiera Truett!

June 13, 2023News, Uncategorized

We are so excited to welcome Ka’Tiera Truett as our new Assistant Director for Resident Support. Ka’Tiera joined us in April 2023 and will be focused on partnering with each resident to assess their housing-related needs and challenges. She is from a small town in North Carolina called Creedmoor. She attended Pembroke University and received her bachelors in Sociology and Nonprofit Leadership.

Ka’Tiera has worked in the social work field since she graduated college in 2014. She has over 11 years of working with individuals experiencing homelessness. She has always had a passion to help others. Her dream since she was younger was to build an affordable tiny home community with a community garden where everyone could engage and feel like family. Ka’Tiera is excited to begin this new journey with Pee Wee Home and looks forward to connecting with many in the community. 

Ka’Tiera enjoys gardening, being outside, cooking and supporting moms who are having babies as their doula.  She also enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and her three dogs.

PWH Welcomes New Staff

November 29, 2021Uncategorized

Please join us in welcoming two new staff: Program Director, Erika Walker, and Graduate Intern, Maggie Simonds!

Erika Walker
Maggie Simonds

Erika joined Pee Wee Homes in September 2021 bringing over 11 years of project and program management experience across international development, higher education, racial justice, public health, reproductive justice, refugee resettlement and nonprofit management. She has an MPA from the UNC School of Government. Having called Carrboro and Chapel Hill home for 8 years, she is excited to return to the community where she was born and build deeper connections with her neighbors. Erika enjoys gardening, hiking, singing and running, but mostly having good food and good laughs with the people she loves. She and her partner have a goofy 1-year-old and a goofier adopted rottweiler mix.

Maggie is an MPH student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in the Nutrition and Dietetics concentration. She joined us in November 2021 and will support Pee Wee Homes to create a meaningful community for residents, neighbors, and others in Chapel Hill. Maggie is originally from Massachusetts and graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Health Science. She moved to North Carolina from Portland, Maine where she worked as a FoodCorps service member teaching elementary-age students cooking and food justice-based lessons while helping to build a school garden. Outside of class, Maggie is passionate about cooking, running, and skiing. In the future, she hopes to continue community-based work and use her degree to work in school food.