Brendan Kolts, PE
Senior Associate, Electrical Engineer
As I first tried writing this bio, I realized I was telling a story that you could also tell for nine out of ten other engineers — enjoyed building things as a kid, engineering school, job, etc. So, I asked myself, what’s different about my story? Like many others, after I graduated from a nearby State Engineering school with my bachelor’s degree, I started looking for a job. I took the first offer I received in nearby Syracuse, NY. It was around 2:00am Sunday night — a week after starting my first job — that my story changed.
On a whim, I asked my best friend if he wanted to move to Boston that week. Having spent my entire life in upstate New York, I couldn’t imagine being happy settling for the easy path of staying local and walking through the first door that life presented to me. So, my friend and I moved to Boston less than three weeks later and ate ramen noodles the first month to make ends meet. It was in Boston where I first learned engineering for building systems and met some of my best friends, as well as my fiancé.
After nine years in Boston, I was once again feeling unsatisfied with the new adventures and challenges life had to offer. So, my fiancé and I moved to San Francisco where we have lived for nearly four years. With every bold decision I’ve made in life, it motivates me to continually stay daring in both my career and personal life. As a new employee with MEYERS+ ENGINEERS, I’m excited for all the new challenges and opportunities that the future has to offer.
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Staying adventurous in all aspects of life is important to me so I try to make the most out of my spare time. The weekend before moving to San Francisco from Boston in 2014, I finished hiking the last of the (48) 4000’ White Mountains in New Hampshire. With a passion for hiking and camping, I’ve continued with adventures out West such as 5-day backpacking trips through Big Sur and Yosemite’s Half-Dome, among many other mountains.
Also, I’ve been traveling around the past couple winters, snowboarding some of the most amazing mountains North America has to offer and on occasion may have been spotted snowboarding in a full Squirrel costume with a three-foot inflatable tale. It helps with balance.
“On every team, there is a core group that sets the tone for everyone else. If the tone is positive, you have half the battle won. If it is negative, you are beaten before you ever walk on the field.”
— Chuck Noll