Robbie Holden, leveraging previous experience as a teacher, dog walker, handy man, project manager, carpenter, musician, and all-around jack-of-all-trades, joined the Allen Institute as Facilities and Maintenance Technician II in August of 2021. Having studied operatic performance, vocal technique, and pedagogy at Illinois State University, he earned a baccalaureate in vocal performance in 2015. After deciding to leave the Midwest, he eschewed musical performance for trade employment opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. Outside of work, Robbie is most happy making and enjoying music, hiking with his Yorkshire terrier, Banjo, cooking for his family and friends, and caring for his ever-growing garden. He is excited to immerse himself in the many diverse opportunities available through the Allen Institute, and, as always, is here to help in any way possible.