The Wishcamper Team
Lyndel J. Wishcamper
Lyndel J. "Joe" Wishcamper has a long and distinguished career in affordable housing, having entered the industry in 1970. He has been an owner/developer of over 15,000 units of affordable housing throughout the country.
He is the president and sole owner of The Wishcamper Companies, Inc. and its affiliates, and is also a non-executive partner in a number of other affordable housing development companies.
He has a long history of community involvement, having chaired a number of non-profit boards including those of the University of Maine System, The Nature Conservancy (Maine chapter) and the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. He has served on a number of business boards as well, including those of Central Maine Power Company and the Dead River Company.
Joe is dedicated to the well being of the residents of the properties with which he is involved. He and his wife founded Springboard to Opportunity, a vibrant nonprofit company with a mission of assisting low income families to achieve success in school, work and life.
Joe is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.
Joe and his wife, Carol, have been married for 50 years, have two grown children, and reside in Maine.
Vice President of Construction
Jack Haskell oversees all of Wishcamper’s construction management and has been working in the field since 1969. He is a graduate of Bonny Eagle High School, Army Airborne Infantry (1966-1969), commercial and industrial construction (1969-1981), Director of Plant Engineering (1981-1992), and owned and operated Appalachian Construction, Inc. for 10 years.
Vice President of Asset Management
Jordan A. Betts is the Vice President of Asset Management at The Wishcamper Companies. In his current role, Jordan leads the Asset Management Department and is responsible for identifying and implementing value‐add opportunities, long‐range operational forecasting and budgeting, investor relations and reporting, regional management oversight, capital improvements and resident services. He oversees both third‐party property management and performance. Additionally, he plays a key role in maximizing profitability during the disposition process.
Prior to his current role at The Wishcamper Companies, Jordan oversaw management of a $200MM commercial real estate portfolio as a Vice President for a Maine-based community bank. In addition to managing a large portfolio of assets, he also held positions of lender and credit analyst giving him a solid understanding of operations, budgets, financial reporting and physical condition standards required within the Wishcamper portfolio.
Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.
Vice President of Finance
Karen Selleck, CPA, is the Vice President of Finance for The Wishcamper Companies, Inc. She oversees and manages all accounting, tax and finance matters for the company. This includes reporting to investors and state agencies as well as preparation for audits and tax returns. In addition to her accounting and finance oversight, Karen manages the day-to-day HR activities of the company.
Karen has been involved in the real estate industry, in a variety of roles, over the past 40 years. Karen worked for many years for an affiliated management company before coming over to development and acquisition. She was a public accountant at one of the largest accounting firms in Portland. Her real estate career began at Portland Savings Bank (Now TD Bank, N.A.) assisting with mortgage closings in the early 1970’s. She and her husband later acquired and actively managed a family owned lodging and campsite business in the Mid-Coast region of Maine.
Throughout her career, Karen has been active in the affairs of her community, participating in numerous fundraising campaigns and playing multiple volunteer roles in the school and local scouting troops. She is currently serving as Treasurer of the First Parish Church.
Maureen Valentine is the Executive Assistant for The Wishcamper Companies and personal assistant to Joe Wishcamper. Maureen has provided support for all team members since 1998. She is responsible for managing the logistical aspects of our business meetings and closings. She is a Notary Public in Cumberland County, Maine.