Chief Sollberger began his career with the department on April 3, 1998, and was promoted to Division Chief of Operations on November 30, 2019. He has served on the Local Number 50 Executive Board for 16 years. He was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief on May 15, 2021. He was named to Interim Chief on March 19, 2022. On August 8, 2022, Chief Sollberger was named the new Fire Chief of the Peoria Fire Department.
Chief Sollberger is a graduate of Peoria Public Schools and Illinois Central College with an Associate's Degree in Fire Science. Chief Sollberger has been a member of the Dive Team, Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Team, and the Technical Rescue Team (TRT) during his tenure with the department. His previous position was Fire Battalion Chief.
He and his wife, Angela, have three children.