Zach started working for Twin Cities Habitat as a Financial Empowerment Coach in June 2017. Zach earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Resource Development from Metropolitan State University and a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate from Hamline University. Zach brings over a decade of valuable experience around financial literacy.
He previously worked for Lutheran Social Service helping clients avoid home foreclosure and his rich volunteer experience includes working with Veteran Affairs at the local VA office and teaching English to clients of Neighborhood House.
"Zach comes to us with professional experience and personal skill around home ownership and home renovations," says Marjorie Grevious, Homeowner Development Manager here at Twin Cities Habitat. "Zach has a fascinating array of interests such as travel, martial arts and financial markets at large. His rich experience in the field of financial wellness is a great asset to the work of financial empowerment coaching." Marjorie continues by saying, "Zach has a keen eye on the entire system of how Habitat does its work and how it can effect clients in the long term. He has helped draft small grant applications, meets with the building team weekly on current and future building projects and is an important thought leader on the financial coaching team."
“One of the favorite parts of my job is witnessing the aha moment,” Zach commented. The homeownership process can be confusing, filled with complicated rules and strange terminology. Zach’s mission is closely tied to Habitat's mission. His goal is to bring a new understanding that affordable homeownership can be achieved through a dedicated and disciplined partnership with homebuyers to help them define and achieve their goal of home ownership.