Our other new Community Coordinator is Green River native Ren Hatt. Get to know Ren and what he’s going to be doing with Epicenter in the interview below.
Epicenter: You’re originally from Green River. What brought you back?
Ren: I’d lived in metropolitan areas for the last several years in the midwest and the south, and I wanted to live closer to family and home.
E: What did you do while away (inc. experience specifically applicable to this position)?
R: I completed law school at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio and then worked for Tennessee’s branch of Medicaid as a policy specialist in Nashville, Tennessee. I’ve worked with a bunch of state institutions and other municipalities to see goals reach fruition on large and small scales.
E: What made you want to work with Epicenter? What are you most excited about?
R: I want to see Green River succeed and excel. I’ve been very excited about how many organizations there are in Green River dedicated to just that, and Epicenter seemed like the best fit for me. So when the position opened, I was eager to apply. I’m excited to work closely with businesses to aid in city revitalization.
E: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
R: Telekinesis, but not like parlor trick telekinesis–like beyond omega level mutant telekinesis.
E: How do you spend your free time?
Writing, general outdoor activities, video games, and tabletop games.
E: What is your favorite movie?
The Dark Knight is what I come back to most often–but I love movies, so it changes often.
Epicenter is lucky to have Ren’s experience and passion for Green River going forward. His experience helping manage and write grants for his family’s business is going to be a great help for our local small businesses we serve. We’re glad to have him on board for the summer and possibly beyond!