Mike Allen

Name, Title: Mike Allen, Energy Use Advisor

Job Description:
Help members and key accounts understand their electricity use and ways to be more efficient without sacrificing the quality of their lives and businesses. Work on special and strategic projects focused on information, technology, and renewable energy to help SDCEA to better serve its members in the future.

My dad was an Air Force officer, so I lived in many places growing up. I call Buena Vista home because I have lived here longest and it is where we vacationed growing up.

How long have you worked at Sangre de Cristo Electric? Have you held other positions in the company?
2 years and no other positions at SDCEA

What is the most rewarding experience you’ve had working here so far?
Working on SDCEA’s Trout Creek Solar project.

If you were a Major League baseball player, what song would they play when you step up to bat?
Dark Horses by Switchfoot

Name a skill you have, unrelated to work.
I’m a pretty good cook – I make a mean New England chowder and will smoke or grill about anything.

Please share a fun fact about yourself.
I own a coffee shop – The Midland Stop

What do you do outside of work for fun?
Hiking and biking with my wife Francie, gardening, fishing, and woodworking.

Anything else you’d like to add?
I love working at SDCEA because of my fellow employees and our Board of Directors. We are a tight-knit community who support each other in our striving to serve SDCEA’s members well.