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Erik Olson, President

Purpose: Senior Project Manager and Client Service

Strength: Project Management and Accounting

When it Began: Drawing floor plans at age 4 with my grandfather, an architect

Before Telos: I was one of five original employees at Gardner Construction, an award-winning commercial firm, where I managed more than 300 Class A interior remodeling projects including Star Tribune Headquarters, Sleep Number Headquarters and Boston Consulting Group from preliminary budgeting through closeout.

Education: B.A., Economics, St. Olaf College

Family: Wife Brittany and Norri, a Berne-doodle puppy

For Fun: Traveling, ice fishing on Lake Minnetonka and attending Vikings, Twins and Wild games

Words to Live By: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” – Abraham Lincoln

 

Andy Blessing, Project Management

Purpose: Senior Project Manager, Estimating and Scheduling

Strength: Project Management and Building Science Knowledge  

When it Began: Developed a passion for building homes as a child being around my dad, a custom home builder.

Before Telos: I have been managing residential construction projects for over 16 years and have a passion for architecture and homes built around both the client’s and architect’s vision.

Family: Busy with four vivacious children – Gwyneth 11, Weston 9, Freya 6, Stellan 3

For Fun: Chasing around my little ones, listening to podcasts and playing the drums

Education:  B.A., Architecture, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Words to Live By: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

 

Anna Bui, Project Operations

Purpose: Project Operations, Accounting and Logistics

Strength: Project operations, construction software - Procore

When it Began: I started my career as a project coordinator for a local commercial contractor. There I gained an in-depth understanding of construction operations and processes and developed a passion for the industry.

Before Telos: I immigrated from Vietnam to Minnesota at the age of 22 and learned to speak English while attending Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Family: Husband and daughter Alexis

For Fun: Traveling, shopping, volunteering and spending time with Alexis

Education: B.A., Accounting and Business Administration, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Words to Live By: “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Anthony Robbins