StraightUp Spotlight – Oliver Ellen
Oliver is our new Business Development Coordinator. He focuses on creating and establishing new relationships with customers in the Central Illinois region while handling StraightUp Solar’s event coordination and market intelligence. Previously, he was a part of an internship partnership between StraightUp Solar and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA).
Oliver just graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Renewable Energy. He has also completed supplemental courses through the MREA. In addition, he is currently pursuing his masters degree in Project Management at ISU, which he hopes to finish by the spring of 2018.
Family and Hobbies
Oliver is originally from Sheffield, England moving to the U.S about 14 years ago. Since then he grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He enjoys spending time with his family by the lake, and loves to snowboard in Wisconsin.
Oliver was asked to describe what it means to be part of the StraightUp Solar Tribe and he shared. “For me its about using my education to do my part to solve the challenge of climate change in our communities”.