Angie Olson serves as an Administrative Specialist for Carlson Capital Management. In this role, Angie provides administrative and project support for select senior advisors and the firm’s HR team. Angie holds the aPHR® certification, serving as evidence of her foundational knowledge of human resources and commitment to continuing education in this space. Throughout her tenure at CCM, she has proven herself as a versatile player, furthering the goals of multiple teams, most notably client service and marketing.
Angie is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Prior to joining CCM, she worked as a legal assistant with a firm in Northfield, where she supported the team by drafting documents, managing calendars, providing reception duties, and supporting the attorneys and office administrator. Angie enjoys volunteering, canoeing, and fly fishing. She is the past Board Secretary for Northfield Montessori. Angie grew up near Stillwater and now lives in Northfield, Minnesota, with her husband, Adam, and their two young sons.
When I was younger, my dad bought me a 1952 John Deere Model G tractor for the two of us to restore. I remember watching as the tractor was unloaded onto our back driveway; it was covered in rust, smelled like gas and oil, but was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.
I was tasked with the job of filling a tennis-ball sized dent on the tractor’s hood, then sanding the filler until it was flush with the metal. I sanded for hours, stopping periodically as my father reviewed my progress, and waiting patiently for him to say that my work looked complete. I was eager to get the dent filled so the tractor could be painted, and the sanding process felt like it was taking forever! But my father would consistently find ridges and bumps that I had missed, and I would be back to sanding.
It was through the restoration of this tractor that I learned the importance of patience. I learned the importance of putting time and attention into the “little things” as they impact the bigger picture. I keep this lesson close to me as an adult and find that patience and attention to detail play key roles in my work at CCM. I am constantly seeking to perfect the details in order to enhance the CCM experience.