After several years of living across the country from one another (Washington and North Carolina), two brothers started Olson Solar Energy within months of reuniting in Wisconsin. Cameron and Brandon Olson, as a team, value a strong work ethic, excellent customer service, and hold a true passion for solar energy. They look forward to learning, growing, serving others, and seeing what the future has in store for their company. Together, Cameron and Brandon are excited to bridge the gap between you and the solar energy system that you are looking for. Whether you are hoping to make an update on your home or your business, they are dedicated to serving your needs.
Brandon Olson, COO – Co-Founder/Co-Owner
A man of many interests, Brandon enjoys indoor rock climbing, hiking, listening to History podcasts, and spending time with his family. He has spent the majority of his adult life in the criminal justice field, but vibrates with excitement at just the mention of Olson Solar. Solar energy first became an interest to Brandon while living in Bellingham, Washington, an environmentally progressive and conscious area. Having drawn his inspiration from The Pacific Northwest, wanting to invest and start up a Solar Energy company with his twin brother became his new goal. Brandon has been responsible for learning all there is to know about solar panels and installing them. With each new fact, he continues to vibrate with excitement.
Cameron Olson, CEO – Co-Founder/Co-Owner
After holding the responsibility of managing multiple million-dollar warehouses in his early twenties, Cameron brings his learned work ethic and business expertise to the creation and continued management of Olson Solar Energy. Cameron enjoys bicycling, playing with his dogs and cats, and spending time with his family in his free time. As CEO, Cameron directs our vision and mission statements by working with our Sales and Operations teams through project completion. He takes the lead maintaining our inspiration, integrity and change.
Mike Kerska, Sales Manager and West Territory Sales
Mike was born and raised in La Crosse. He and his wife Julie and their family enjoy spending time together participating in a wide range of outdoor sports. Mike has excelled at a career of sales/marketing for a selection of products and services through the years and is excited about this newest adventure providing information and sales to businesses and private parties seeking solar energy alternatives from Olson Solar Energy.
Call Mike to Schedule a Free Evaluation! (608) 386-9837
Mike Palen, South Territory Sales
A native of La Crosse, Mike has spent the last 20 years as a PGA Teaching professional. With stops in Montana, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and West Virginia, Mike has had the privilege to teach golf at some of the finest golf facilities and golf academies in the country. With a growing concern for making a bigger difference in the world, Mike has become passionate about helping homes and businesses save money and reduce their carbon footprint! When he isn’t talking solar, Mike enjoys fishing, live music, mountain biking, hiking, and most of all, spending quality time with wife Mandy and son Finely.
Call Mike to Schedule a Free Evaluation! (608) 780-3999
Michael Behringer, North Territory Sales
Originally from Onalaska and settled now in the Chippewa Valley. Michael has spent the last few years in the role of a district manager developing his customer service and leadership qualities. Having spent his entire working career in customer service he is looking forward to educating and providing a more sustainable future for his family and others. Michael has been always been an avid runner and brings the work ethic he has learned through sport into all aspects of his life. Michael, his wife Amelia, and 3 children (Trent, Eliana, and Landon) are excited for making a difference through Olson Solar Energy.
Call Michael to Schedule a Free Evaluation! (715) 579-8046
Shannon Duha, Office Manager and Marketing Coordinator
Shannon and her husband Jim (who also works for Olson Solar Energy as Lead Installer) both grew up on dairy farms in Southwestern Wisconsin. After college, she pursued a career in graphic design that grew from there. After more than 20 years as a Marketing and Administrative Professional, Shannon has served as the Director of Creative Services for an international manufacturer and brings what she learned there as well as her innate organizational skills to Olson Solar Energy, the highlight of her marketing career has been the ability to take an idea and make it a reality, which has carried over into her desire to learn about and grow renewable energy with Cameron and Brandon and their company.
Brady Zink, Solar Foreman
Brady was born and raised in Winneconne Wisconsin. He and his wife Morgan enjoy being active outdoors and meeting different people. Brady attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he acquired a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems, specializing in design and analysis. He is an active learner who loves a challenge. Brady enjoys filling his free time with a never-ending list of hobbies including pottery, hydroponic gardening, physics demonstrations, beer brewing, and building electronic devices.
Dennis Brown, System Designer
Dennis Brown was born and raised on a farm in Southwestern Wisconsin. He graduated from Southwest Tech in Fennimore Wi. with a degree in Mechanical Design. He spent 26 years with DeLaval, designing dairy equipment in Kansas City, MO. After moving back to Wisconsin, he started his second career learning the ins and outs of solar energy with Olson Solar Energy in Onalaska, WI.
Alex Kerkman, System Designer
A Holmen native, Alex earned his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2014. During his eight years in Minnesota, he spent time as an on-air radio intern, stand-up comedian, and tambourine player in a band before working the last three as a sports and news reporter for various newspapers in Minnesota. Alex began working for the company in 2020 as an installer before starting his current position in January. A lover of hiking, writing, travelling and his dog Reggie, he looks forward to learning even more about the world of solar energy.
Tom Shock, Master Electrician
Born and raised in Stanley, WI, Tom moved to Colorado and began his electrical career in 1983. After coming back to the Midwest, he obtained Master Electrical licenses in WI and MN. Tom owned Shock Electric for 22 years and began installing solar in 2008. He comes to Olson Solar Energy with Millions of Watts installed! Brandon and Tom are also NABCEP PV Installation Professionals, the “Gold” standard for solar certifications.
Tom and his wife Michelle enjoy outdoor activities and travel.