Staff

Jaclyn Hill

Executive Director

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jaclyn Hill moved to New Orleans over ten years ago to pursue her passion in property development and construction. After obtaining her law degree from Loyola University, Jaclyn practiced real estate and business law in the greater New Orleans area for five years. She currently is the Executive Director for Build Now and serves on the Executive Council for Hands On New Orleans and on the board of New Orleans Community Outreach, the nonprofit partner of the New Orleans Healing Center. Personally, she has renovated and rebuilt three blighted properties in the downtown New Orleans area, including her own home in the historic Treme neighborhood.

Nikki Najiola

Sales Director

What Nikki Najiola loves most about her position as Build Now’s Sales Director is the opportunity to have a meaningful connection with people. Nikki is defined by her commitment to helping residents return home to rebuild and her passion to give them the quality of life that they deserve in their newly built post-Katrina homes.

Since Katrina, she has assumed several leadership roles in citizen-led initiatives designed to revitalize New Orleans’ neighborhoods. She is a board member of Neighborhood Partnership Network; President of the Oak Park Civic Association; President of the Mid-City Business Association; and a founding board member of the Gentilly Civic Improvement Association.

Nikki is a New Orleans native and a licensed Louisiana realtor.

Call Nikki with all of your construction questions, plans, zoning, or if you need to acquire  a property in which to build.

Ben Seymour

Construction Manager

Mr. Seymour, also a New Orleans native, directs construction for Build Now. As a graduate of the College of Engineering at Louisiana State University, he takes each project from a set of plans to the house that you will call home again. With over 10 years experience in Residential and Commercial construction, he supervises the network of sub-contractors that take pride in constructing a home that you will be proud to have on your lot and your neighbors will be happy to have in the neighborhood. He is a member of both the National and Louisiana Association of Homebuilders and has overseen a wide range of projects from small custom homes to some of the largest residential homes throughout New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and surrounding markets.

Kim Autin

Loan Specialist 

Kim LoCicero Autin is a 30-year veteran of the residential lending industry in South Louisiana, having owned and operated her own mortgage brokerage in New Orleans for many years.

Kim’s hands-on approach has helped thousands of homeowners receive the kind of local lending assistance that precisely fit the special needs of post-Katrina families. Her in-depth knowledge and personal approach to home loan financing uniquely qualifies her as your expert in the field.

Contact Kim to learn about the availability of construction loans, current interest rates, or how to use the equity of your property to finance your new home.

Robyn Bordelon

Quality Control Manager

Robyn is a New Orleans native and holds a BA from Southeastern Louisiana University. She has worked for several nonprofit agencies over the last ten years and has been a Licensed Louisiana Home Inspector and IRC Code Inspector since 2006. At Build Now she inspects every facet of the building process from foundation to finish and delivers our completed homes to their proud new homeowners. She is also serves as the construction liaison for clients through each stage of construction.