Home is where the heart is for new employee Olson

Posted on Nov 04 2020 in Clark County REMC
Alex Olson

For Clark County REMC’s new application specialist, Alex Olson, home is definitely where the heart is. The Clarksville native is a Jeffersonville High School graduate who moved to Louisville and lived there for 15 years. But Olson and his wife, Stephanie, decided to return to Clark County when their daughter, Teagan, now nine years old, was getting close to starting school. They wanted to be closer to family. The couple also has a son, Xander, who is seven years old. Stephanie works as an occupational therapist.

Olson, who’s been in the Army Reserve for 24 years, spent a year deployed in Kuwait during Operaton Iraqi Freedom. Though he’s only been employed at the REMC since September, he says the best thing about working there is the people. “Everyone I have met so far has been awesome,” he said. “You can tell they care about what they are doing and about the people around them.”

In his spare time, Olson likes to go camping with his family. “My daughter is in Girl Scouts and my son is in Cub Scouts so I volunteer as a leader for both of them,” he said. He also helps manage a community of volunteer map editors for the Waze app. Before the pandemic hit, he and his family also helped out at their church.

Welcome to the team, Alex!