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Meet the Crew at All Energy Solar – December

It’s the start of a New Year at All Energy Solar, and as we’re planning for the future, we’re taking a look at how we did in last year. At the beginning of last year, we were proud to announce the major milestones of our 6,000th solar installation and our 200th employee, and we’re excited to see how the final numbers will roll out for 2022.

As our company grows, we want to keep the family-owned, family-friendly culture envisioned by our founders. We’re proud of the exceptional team that we’ve built and continue today with the introductions to some of our teammates. You can see our previous installment from August here, as well as Meet the Crew from September, the teams we met in October and the great people we saw in November. Here is our installment for December.

Commercial Solar Sales Team - All Energy Solar

Commercial Sales Team

Here we introduce our Commercial Sales team – meet Michael and Brenda!  This team describes their job as flexible, consultative and complex.  The best advice this team has for someone wanting to join our AES family is to have passion, be ready to be a part of the business, and to “Buckle up!”.  Thanks for all of the work you do to help companies go solar! 

Who: 

Director of Business Development – Michael T.

Commercial Sales Consultant – Brenda H. 

Describe your job in 3 words 

Flexible, Consultative and Complex. 

What do you love doing the most in your work?  

The variety of the work. Working with different types of people. The enthusiasm and the having the opportunities to be the solutions and becoming partners. 

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

The people and being part of the growth. Working alongside capable and passionate people. 

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?  

Buckle up! And have passion for the industries. Be ready to be a part of the business. 

What is something people don’t know about you?

Michael – Used to compete in an offshore canoe race off the coast of California!

Brenda – Has skydived 3 times and she highly recommends it!

What are you currently obsessed with right now?  

Michael – His 2 year olds vocabulary.

 

Brenda – Music Band called Dope Lemon. Her favorite song is “Home Soon”.

Commercial Prospecting Team - Kevin and Sam

Inside Sales – Commercial Prospecting Team

Left to Right – Sam W. (Joined 11/2020), Kevin L. (Joined 7/2018)

Our Meet the Crew Spotlight here is on our Commercial Prospecting Team – meet Sam and Kevin!  This team’s favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar is being a part of a company that helps the environment.  Kevin and Sam have a shared hobby that they share more about below.  Also… one photo includes a unique search and find guest appearance, do you see it???

Who

Sam W. and Kevin L.

Describe your job in 3 words 

Prospect commercial business

What do you love doing the most in your work?  

Being involved in coming up with new ideas for prospecting new businesses to go solar.

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

Being part of a company that helps the environment.

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?  

Sam – Being dependable and want to win.

Kevin – If you’re in the office, get to the snacks quick before they are picked clean.

What is something people don’t know about you?

We both collected all 50 state quarters. We even had a board that had a spot for each state quarter.

Who is your favorite Allen?

Sam – Tim Allen. “AAAhh–WOOOO?”

Kevin – Allen Iverson. #3. NBA superstar.

 

IT Specialist - All Energy Solar

 

Information Technology (IT) Department

Meet our IT team – JOHN!  This is a new position and department for us in 2022, and we are SO happy to have our own internal IT expert.  John describes his job in these three words – “help answer questions” (so true!).  He enjoys figuring things out, the people at AES, and working in such a fun environment.  Next time you are in the Minnesota office, stop by and ask John about his culinary skills!

Who: 

John S. (Joined 4/2022)

Describe your job in 3 words 

“Help answer questions”

What do you love doing the most in your work?  

Figuring out things and finding answers. 

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

The People and the fun environment. 

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?  

Bring a positive attitude and it will gear you to be result focused. 

What is something people don’t know about you?

I have 5 kids. Two of them are adults. 

Tell us two truths and a lie

My wife and I met when we were 4 years old. 

I went to culinary school.

I have never flown on an airplane. 

Operations and Engineering Administration Team

Operations & Engineering Administration Team

 

Left to Right – Panhia Y. (Joined 07/2022), Riley O. (Joined 11/2022), Jessica P. (Joined 06/2022)

Our next Meet the Crew Spotlight is our Operations & Engineering Administration Team – meet Pa Nhia, Riley and Jessica!  This group loves working with the variety of departments (and customers) and being dependable.  They each have some unique experiences that they share more about below.  Also a testament to the career growth opportunities here at All Energy, Jessica was recently promoted into a Service Case Coordinator position! Congratulations to you, Jessica!

Who: 

Riley O. – Operations Assistant 

Pa Nhia Y. – Engineering Assistant

Jessica P. – Service Admin (recently moved into a Service Case Coordinator position)

Describe your job in 3 words 

Problem Solver, collaborative, dependable. 

What do you love doing the most in your work?  

Love working with all the departments and being dependable. 

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

Getting to work for a renewable energy company and inclusiveness. Most importantly the company snacks especially the Kirkland trail mix, breakfast bars and Cheez-It! 

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?

Be ready to pick up on things as you learn. Being tech savvy will be good and just know there is friendly staff here!

What is something people don’t know about you?

Riley – Once had to climb out of an elevator shaft. 

Panhia – Was born in Thailand but does not speak thai. 

Jessica – Lost her sense of smell at the age of 5 and has traveled to Australia. 

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?

Riley – Like to watch a bunch of anime. Current favorite is  Chainsaw Man. 

Panhia – Eating chocolate at night time. Loves dark chocolate!

Jessica – Likes to play Edge of The Empire.

Procurement team - All Energy Solar

Procurement Department

Left to Right: Olivia D. ( Joined in 03/2022), Sarah W. (Joined in 11/2016)

It’s the Procurement team – Olivia and Sarah!  This team enjoys the versatility of their jobs and loves working at All Energy because of the atmosphere. Learn more about Sarah and Olivia below.  Thank you to our purchasing team for getting the products we need in this crazy supply chain environment!

Who: 

Sarah S. – Procurement Manager

Olivia D. – Buyer 

Describe your job in 3 words 

Urgent, vital and detail oriented 

What do you love doing the most in your work?  

Being a part of the process, versatility, and being the customer. 

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

The atmosphere and being part of a defined team. 

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?  

Focus on what specific task you have and stay updated. Also, communicate, communicate and communicate. 

What is something people don’t know about you?

Sarah – Was born in iceland

Olivia – is a Scorpio and had reconstructed knee surgery.  

If you could be the main character in any movie, who would you be?

Sarah – Jack Black in School of rock.

Olivia – Molly Shayari in Superstar

 

MN East Outside Sales Team

 

Minnesota East Outside Sales Team

 

Nic, Jeff, Jake, Matt, Martin, Sam, Jake, Kevin, Becca

MN East Outside Sales Team - Brandon and Tim

Brandon & Tim

Meet our Minnesota East Outside Sales Team – Nic, Jeff, Jake H, Matt, Martin, Same, Jake M, Kevin, Tim, Brandon and Becca!  This team has provided the best advice yet on our meet the crew spotlights – Love what you do and you never work a day in your life!  Thank you to the Minnesota East Sales team for all of your hard work to add more solar to this world!

Who

Nic P. (Joined 9/2019)
Jeff W. (9/2015)
Jake H. (5/2021)
Matt B. (1/2015)
Martin P. (9/2020)
Sam W. (10/2021)
Jake M. (5/2017)
Kevin C. (8/2021)
Tim R. (9/2021)
Brandon C. (6/2014)
Becca W. (4/2021)

Describe your job in 3 words 

Passionate, Unique, “Wants To Win”

What do you love doing the most in your work?  

Meeting and connecting with different people and different situations. Help people solve problems. 

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

Too many favorites to pick just one! Fast paced and competitive environment. The people. Family owned, local business. Wearing sweatpants to work. New, exciting industry. We are bigger than our role, helping the community. Being leaders and advocates. The quality and care we provide.

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?  

Love what you do and you don’t work a day in your life.

What is something people don’t know about you?

Brandon: Wears real pants every day “to” work
Jeff: Snow sculptor for winter carnival in 2003
Jake M: Plays a LOT of Dungeons and Dragons
Jake H: 30 nieces and nephews
Sam: is Colorblind
Kevin: Plays sports left handed
Martin: Is a citizen of Latvia and fluent in Latvian
Matt: Former swim coach and snowboard instructor
Nic: Was a starting Middle linebacker that was in choir and theater and enjoyed mosh pit Mondays and ski out Sundays

 

 

 

Permissions team - All Energy Solar

Permission Team

Left to Right – Dena (10/2020), Danielle (8/2019), Nathan (9/2022), Colin (7/2020), Martin (4/2022) 

Meet Dena, Danielle, Nathan, Colin and Martin – our Permission team!  Their favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar is their co-workers – people are easy to communicate with, helpful and have positive attitudes.  This team has a lot of unique things that others don’t know about them, and some fun ideas on which gameshow they’d like to be on.  Learn more about our Permissions team below.

Who: 

Danielle D – Director of Interconnection/ Permitting and Design
Colin B – Permitting Specialist
Martin Z – Permitting Assistant
Dena W – Interconnection and Rebate Specialist
Nathan S – Interconnection and Rebate Assistant

Describe your job in 3 words 

“Copy and Paste”

What do you love doing the most in your work?  

Learning new things, getting the Wins like  challenging approvals and helping jurisdictions make their ordinances more solar friendly

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

Coworkers! Everyone is easy to communicate with, willing to help each other out, and are not negative. And the Snacks of course! 

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?  

Be willing to be flexible and have a learning mindset

What is something people don’t know about you?

Martin – Growing up I had a bat house that held over 100 bats!

Dena – When I was a kid I had a rubber duck collection!

Colin – I am a professional ceramic artist – recently had pottery sold!

Nathan – I studied for a while at a Buddhist Monastery!

Danielle – I would rather play board games with friends and family than have small talk! 

If you could appear on any game show, which one would you choose?

Martin- Is it Cake?

Dena – The Price is Right

Colin – Amazing Race

Nathan – Jeopardy

Danielle – Who Wants to be a Millionaire?  

Design Associate team - All Energy Solar

Design Associate Team

Left to right: Elise M. (Joined 05/2022), Zavien N. (Joined 12/2022), Angela K. (Joined 06/2022)

Our final Meet the Crew Spotlight for 2022 is our Design Associate team – meet Elise, Zavien and Angela.  This crew loves working at a sustainable organization, and recommends newbies at All Energy ask a lot of questions and come ready to learn.  Learn more about the team below.

Who: 

Angela K.
Elise M.
Zavien N.

Describe your job in 3 words 

Helpful, Necessary & Challenging

 

What do you love doing the most in your work?  

Creating designs that customers appreciate and 3D Modeling

What is your favorite thing about working at All Energy Solar?

Something new to work on everyday and working for a sustainable company

What is the best advice you can give to someone who wants to work for us?  

Be open to constructive criticism, ask a lot questions.

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