We’re thrilled to welcome our newest employee-owner, Brett Wiemken, who joins us as a Permitting Specialist / Project Coordinator! With a degree in City and Regional Planning from Ohio State University, Brett brings a wealth of expertise in zoning and development projects.
Brett will be a key member of our Entitlements Group within Project Delivery, ensuring seamless permitting and regulatory compliance for our projects. Brett, along with his wife, recently made the exciting move from Ohio to Scarborough, Maine and they’re absolutely thrilled to explore the beauty of the Pine Tree State! Let’s give Brett a warm Sebago Technics welcome!
Where did you grow up and what other places have you lived in throughout your life?
Born and raised in small town Napoleon, Ohio. After graduating high school, I moved to Columbus, OH to attend The Ohio State University. And most recently we’ve moved to Maine!
Favorite place(s) to go in Maine?
So far, our favorites are Acadia National Park, or smaller hikes like Fuller Farm Preserve or Cascade Falls just to get out and see some nature. We’re looking forward to exploring more and more as we get settled in our new home.
What three traits define you?
Reliable, passionate, and creative.
What was your very first job, and what did you learn from it?
Baling for family and neighbors. I learned it’s important to stay hydrated, it can get pretty hot up in the barn lofts.
What is your favorite part of the type of work that you do?
Getting to work with a determined group of people who all share a common goal.
What was your journey like to get where you are?
During college, I landed an internship with Orange Township in Delaware County, OH in their zoning department. After graduating from college in 2021, I suppose they liked me enough to offer me a full-time position there. Then recently, we moved to Maine and I was fortunate to find a position with Sebago.
What are your hobbies outside the office?
I enjoy a number of things, such as hiking, camping, sketching, graphic design, playing basketball, writing, playing strategy-focused board games, making music, and of course rooting for my Ohio State Buckeyes.
What inspired you to work for Sebago Technics?
Initially, some of the content on social media stood out to me. And by visiting the office I was able to visibly witness the amount of collaboration that goes on in this line of work. After that, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.
Favorite thing to do in Maine?
So far hiking and eating seafood.
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Probably a nice steak with a side of mashed potatoes.
Top three life highlights?
- Getting married
- Visiting South Dakota/Wyoming for college spring break in 2020
- Getting to dot the “i” in Script Ohio.
Do you have a hidden talent? If so, tell us about it!
Losing golf balls. I always seem to come home from playing a round with less than I started… There must be a hole in my bag or something…
If you were an animal what would you be and why?
Some kind of hawk so I could fly with a picturesque view of the mountain scenery.
Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?
Rome. Would be so cool to see some of the classic architecture!
Favorite Holiday and why?
The most wonderful time of the year, Christmas! It’s so fulfilling to spend time with family and friends. And the music around the holiday season adds to the peaceful ambiance with the snow-covered trees.
What is the best concert you attended?
Zac Brown Band performing at the Blossom Music Center near Cleveland was a blast!
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I can play the tuba. Started way back in the fifth grade and continued to play all the way up to the college level with The Ohio State University Marching Band. I had the great honor of getting to dot the “i” four times, which was super cool. Any Maine folks reading this who have no idea what I’m talking about, just YouTube it. Any Ohio folks reading this that have no idea what I’m talking about, are you really even from Ohio?
What are your favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family?
Last summer I got to go to Agnew Lake in Canada where we canoed down the Spanish River over the course of three days. It was great to be unplugged from society (quite literally because there was no cell service). It was a great balance of relaxation when we’d cook out and sit around a campfire but also the thrill of canoeing down rapids we probably should’ve portaged.
When you think about working at Sebago Technics, what makes you proudest or most excited?
Getting to work with other determined individuals who genuinely care about the quality of work we put out.