CCHRC STAFF

Chief Executive Officer/Founder

 Jack Hébert is Founder and CEO of the Cold Climate Housing Research Center. For…

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Architect/Program Manager

Aaron Cooke is a licensed Architect and leads the Sustainable Northern Communities Program at…

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Financial Administrator

Gitta was born and raised in Germany, and earned her Master’s degree in Audiology…

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Bruno lives by the belief that we are to endeavor with all our power…

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Project Manager/Research Scientist

Conor Sosebee began working at CCHRC in the fall of 2016 after moving to…

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Building Science Researcher

Dana came to Fairbanks in 1995 to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks and…

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Policy Researcher

Dustin was born in Alaska and raised in Nome, with family roots going back…

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Architectural Designer/Research Assistant

Haley is a born-and-raised Alaskan originally from Juneau, but moved to Fairbanks in 2013…

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Building Educator

Ilya Benesch was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. He joined the CCHRC staff…

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IT Specialist

Kristen was born and raised in interior Alaska but moved to Michigan when she…

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Chief Operations Officer

Michele grew up in Western New York, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in…

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Communications Manager

Molly Rettig grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Richmond, where…

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Project Manager/Building Energy Economist

Nathan Wiltse has worked at CCHRC since 2008, and has held his current position…

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Research Scientist

Vanessa (Ness) Stevens began working for CCHRC as an intern in 2010 before becoming…

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Senior Research Engineer

Robbin moved to Alaska in 1997 from Maryland, where she completed her B.A. in…

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Building Manager

Ron grew up in California and came to Fairbanks fifty years ago. He attended…

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Building Educator

Ryan is a life long Alaskan and has been building, designing and modifying homes…

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Lead Administrative Assistant

Sandee grew up in California and moved to Fairbanks with her husband, Jim, in…

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Research Director

Tom Marsik is the Research Director at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center. He…

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CCHRC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair
Landmark, Inc.

Dave Miller, President of Landmark, Inc., has been building custom homes in Alaska since…

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Vice Chair
PK Builders

Kelley Roth, PK Builders, has 35+ years of experience in the Construction Industry, including…

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Secretary
Design2Last.com

A licensed architect, Lauri has been in Alaska for six years, working for kpb…

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Treasurer
Denali State Bank

Songzhen Lang is currently a senior credit analyst and Assistant Vice President at Denali…

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Alaska Renovators

Alan Wilson worked in the building industry in Northern California before settling in Juneau…

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Cook Inlet Housing Authority

As president and chief executive officer of CIHA, Ms. Gore’s leadership has mapped a…

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Bettisworth North

Dena Strait is a registered architect at Bettisworth North Architects in Anchorage. Dena coordinates…

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Alaska Thermal Imaging, LLC.

Emmett has nine years of USACE Thermography and building enclosure testing on new construction…

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Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Julia Purdy, Research Engineer, Building Energy Technologies, CANMET Energy Technology Centre, has studied energy…

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Michael Black is currently the Director of Community Infrastructure Development for the Division of…

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Kuskokwim Wilderness Adventures

Mike Hoffman retired as the interim President for Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP)…

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CCHRC EX OFFICIO OFFICERS

NORDEC Consulting & Design

Bill retired as Senior Researcher with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), where…

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Sheldon Consulting

Mac Sheldon is the owner of Sheldon Consulting.  Mac was employed at Demilec for…

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Construction Instruction Inc.

Mark LaLiberte is a trainer, author and consultant who has devoted over two decades…

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Jack Hébert is the Chief Executive Officer; and Founder of the Cold Climate Housing…

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Chancellor, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Daniel M. White, Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Research, Director INE, joined UAF in 1995…

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Owens Inspection Services

David Owens has been an Alaskan Resident for 50 years. He has 40-years of…

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Interior Regional Housing Authority

Jana George, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Interior Regional Housing Authorities. Jana lives in Fairbanks…

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Alaska Housing Finance Corp.

Mark Romick is the Acting Deputy Executive Director of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC).…

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Alaska State Homebuilders Association

Richard Carr Served in United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Vietnam in…

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