Our team comprises members with years of experience in the renewable energy sector – with a focus on solar energy.
Braylen Olsen, CEO
What Drives Me: I'm working on developing ways to make clean energy more accessible. I get satisfaction from working with a great team that are all pushing for the same goal. Fun Fact: I enjoy playing basketball and golf. My next adventure is passing these loves on to my two young daughters.
Neil Potter, VP of Outreach & Partnerships
What Drives Me: Making a real impact to improve people's lives and the planet we all share. I've spent my career building coalitions to serve communities, and working to do that with great partners and colleagues alike make our mission at Relay rewarding and real. Fun Fact: I once won my weight in Goose Island Honker's Ale.
Jake Given, Operations Manager
What Drives Me: Leaving behind a more sustainable world for my new daughter! I have been with Relay Power since the beginning, and I'm committed to keeping everything running smoothly behind the scenes as we grow. Fun Fact: I could walk for hours on the old railroad tracks near my house.
Laurel Payne, Marketing Manager
What Drives Me: Building a greener future in the most inclusive way possible with a small, mission-driven team. Fun Fact: I am on a mission to visit every natural hot spring in the U.S.
Katie Rooney, Partnership Director
What Drives Me: I have a background in grassroots organizing and I am driven by the collective power that individuals have when they work together. I am beyond excited to be working with communities across Maine to enable residents to take easy actions to save money and reduce their carbon footprint. Fun Fact: I am a new birder and I am excited to visit birding sites across New England to observe all the unique species our region has to offer
David Montgomery, Solar Energy Advisor
What Drives Me: Making an impact to help the negative changes in the environment. I aspire that future generations for years to come will be able to enjoy the clean air and water as well as the changes in seasons that a lot of us are able to enjoy today. Fun Fact: I love to snowboard. In order to continue to have snow sports we need to sustain cold weather!
Zak Elgart, Clean Energy Manager
What Drives Me: With more than a decade working in the solar and efficiency industries, I'm proud of the impact my work has had so far and excited to build a more sustainable and just future. Fun Fact: I love finding all the hidden spots nature has to offer across New England, and I'm an avid hiker and snowboarder.