Heath Brewer

Executive Director
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
AGE: 37

Who are your local mentors?

Jeffrey Capps, Jim Mondanaro and Mark Patton.

What was your biggest break?

The opportunity to join IVHFH and being given an opportunity to develop a promising area within the organization. In doing so, I had the inside track on the executive director position, which opened up four years later.

What do you know now that you wish you had known earlier in your career?

Collaboration is key to success.

What’s something people should know about your generation in the workplace?

First, we don’t like to be labeled just because we are within a certain age range… Just kidding, but that sounds like something someone my age-ish would say. We like to work together and feel good about what we are doing.

If you had $1 million to give, what causes would you support?

I would start an endowment for IVHFH to use as needed.

What do you want to accomplish by the time you are 50?

I would love to be able to say I helped my organization become flexible and resilient in order to withstand shortages that threaten this industry.