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A New York Native, Brett Olson found Allen Construction while getting his Masters in Environmental Science and Management at the Bren School at UCSB. The prospect of working for the premier green building company in southern California – and the ability to stay in picturesque Santa Barbara – seemed like the perfect fit. During his graduate studies, Brett had the opportunity to intern with the company in 2014 and work on solar PV and home energy retrofit projects. The internship lead to a full-time position upon graduation, which has blossomed into his current role as a pre-construction project manager. While his main focus is project development and guiding his clients through the pre-construction process, he also helps keep the Allen sales team sharp on green building and ZNE principles with internal training programs he develops from continued education, conferences and seminars.

Brett loves the unique nature of custom building, and the ability to use creative solutions to get clients’ projects off the ground. Outside of work, you can find him chasing waves, fishing the channel islands, or covered in dust from his woodworking projects.