Alyssa Hofman, Founder & Executive Director
The November 2018 Camp Fire destroyed 18,000 structures, killed 86 people and left 42,000 people homeless (and many jobless) in a 24-hour timeframe. But it wasn’t the charred landscape that left Alyssa, a single mother of three young children, devastated. It was watching so many elderly and underinsured individuals forced to live in tents and cars after losing everything. Her tragic experience of losing her own home in a wildfire in 2008 inspired her to do more. Alyssa, who had no construction experience and was working a full-time job, was called to build and give away tiny homes. She began researching and watching YouTube videos on how to build tiny homes. She personally built and funded the first tiny home in January 2019 and gifted it to a survivor and her daughter two months later. Since then, she has helped countless families by bringing together individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and faith-based groups to volunteer and donate.
By creating the Tiny Pine Foundation. Alyssa hopes to continue to expand her mission to give back to communities in need through a variety of projects and partnerships.