Our Team

Brenden M. Olsen


Brenden has been a member of the CalmWater team since 2008. He started filing and shredding after school while in high school, interned over the summers while in college, and is now a Financial Planner with the following credentials: Life and Health insurance licenses, Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65 registrations. In addition, Brenden obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification in 2020.

Brenden’s parents Chuck and Jana Olsen moved to Norfolk when he was 3 years old. Yes, Brenden does look like his father Chuck, who is the founding partner of CalmWater Financial Group®, and you probably wouldn’t be the first or last to mention it to him.

As a kid, Brenden enjoyed riding bikes, hunting with dad, going to the County Fair, junior golf with friends and much more. Brenden will tell you that he learned a lot from his dad growing up. A few things that have stuck with him are the value of a hard-earned dollar and how important it is to build quality personal relationships. The idea of how money is used for investing and saving intrigued Brenden when he began to see how planning for the future can have a big impact on a person’s life.

Brenden says he knew he wanted to follow Chuck’s footsteps as an advisor when he was 10 years old. He will also tell you that he realized the true impact a Financial Planner can have when he was 16 years old. It became clear to him that a financial plan can help someone who has gone through rough times or stressful and unforeseen situations. Knowing that he can use his talents to help families work toward building their financial future will always be his motivation to work hard and do what is best for his clients.

Brenden graduated from Norfolk Senior High in 2010. From there he went on to earn a degree in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State in 2016. During those years he spent 6 months in North Carolina for a mentorship while attending the National Student Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. along with the National Prayer Breakfast in 2011. He also spent 2 years at Nebraska Wesleyan where he participated in football and track.

Brenden loves sports and athletics in general, you might run into him paying a round of golf, sand volleyball, or softball in the summer months, along with a heavy dose of hunting and fishing.

Brenden is the proud father of Payton and Bowen. His daughter Payton was born in 2016 and is a very free-spirited child. She likes to go on fast “motorcycle” bike rides, ride her pony, gymnastics, jr. golf, and track. She loves going to the pool and spending days out on the lake.

His son Bowen was born in 2019 and loves to play soccer, baseball, golf, ride his bike, participate in track, and fish. Bowen is also very fond of race cars, monster trucks, and motorcycles.

How can we create financial confidence for you?

Calmwater Financial Group puts People First, using a clearly defined Process to give you greater clarity and confidence. Because of our independence, you also have access to a wider variety of non-proprietary Solutions, which support a Plan designed specifically for you and your loved ones.