Cody Hanks, IT Technician

When it comes to solving technical problems at the Citizens office or inside customer homes, Cody is the man with the solutions. Coming from our southern neighboring county in Wythe, Cody brings his IT savvy to the Citizens team with an amazing personal touch to computer solutions. When he isn’t solving customer issues or assisting our team with their computer problems, Cody can be found on his Mountain bike or out hunting bargains.

What is your favorite thing to do during your off time?

Mountain biking

How do you plan to use your Volunteer Time Off?

I plan to help out my community however I can. I plan on doing anything from cleaning up roads to helping fix computer issues.

What is your favorite thing about your home?

It is the perfect size for me and my belongings, and I have quick access to any amenities I may need.

Tell us about something on your bucket list.

One thing I would love to do is ride my bike across the country, visiting cities and getting to see the depths of the country.

What was the last show you binge-watched? What made it interesting?

The latest season of Stranger Things. The story is exciting and it is clear a lot of love went into the design of the show. It will keep you wanting to watch more with the excitement of each episode.

Are you into podcasts or do you only listen to music?

I like to listen to podcasts and music. My favorite podcasts are Joe Rogan and Jocko Willink. The music I listen to is a mixture of hip-hop, alternative, and rock.

Tell us about a pet peeve you have.

When people look at their cell phones all the time!

What makes you feel most alive?

Learning a new skill or picking up a new hobby.

What is a little-known fact about you?

I like to bargain hunt, I rarely pay full price for anything.

What is the scariest thing you have ever done for fun?

I rode my mountain bike on the crest of a mountain while it was below freezing and snow on the ground.

What is the secret to a good life?

To find meaning in the bad things that may come your way.

Have you ever disliked something and changed your mind?

I used to despise country music, but now there are some artists that I enjoy listening to.

What do you remember most about your first Job?

I remember going home and smelling like french fries.