Hannah Itzler is all about “on-the-ground change.” The Florida native put this motto to work when cycling across the country with Bike & Build in the summer of 2015. In the company of 29 fellow riders, she logged 4,233 miles and 18 work days — pitching in on everything from hanging drywall to building a foundation — in the service of affordable housing.
After dipping her bike wheels in the Pacific Ocean, Hannah landed back in Aspen, where she has vacationed with her family and lived part-time over the last decade. She set about pursuing her passion for environmental planning — in which she earned a master’s degree, following an undergraduate degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment from the University of Florida — and struck upon the opening for Energy Program Coordinator at CORE.
We are delighted to welcome Hannah to the team! The new role will provide Hannah with another opportunity for hands-on change. She will oversee CORE’s income-qualified program, helping homeowners and renters affordably minimize their home’s energy consumption and costs while also creating a safer and more sustainable environment in which to live.
Next month Hannah will add to her construction and academic background by training with the Building Performance Institute to achieve her building analyst certification and will begin working directly with clients shortly thereafter.
When asked why she wanted to work with CORE, Hannah said: “Helping people — as cliche as that is — but it’s true.” No surprise coming from someone who was willing to pedal herself across the country to do just that.