Mr. Olson was born in Poulsbo, Washington, a small town across the Puget Sound from Seattle. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from Western Washington University, before going to graduate school in Lexington, Kentucky where he earned a Master of Arts in Classics. After graduate school, Mr. Olson taught middle school Latin at Seven Hills Classical Academy south of Minneapolis for four years, and he taught high school Latin at American Preparatory Academy for two years before coming to Golden View Classical Academy. He currently lives in Golden with his wife Sarah. Outside of teaching, Mr. Olson spends his time reading topics in the Greco-Roman world, and pursuing his passion for skiing, climbing, and mountaineering. He loves to travel, and he spends at least every other summer in Europe or South America.