Location: Portland, OR
I was born in California, raised outside of San Francisco. (You can take the kid out of SF but you can’t take the… yeah.) Oddly but also completely logically, I studied Moral Philosophy in college. I think learning how to think and talk and structure arguments is one of my best assets in business. But I also love music quite a bit, and while my music theory isn’t great, I’ve been playing instruments of various kinds for 20+ years now. Talk classical flute or fingerstyle guitar to me.
What’s a perfect day for you?
Morning cappuccino at the cafe, listening to jazz rap (look it up on Spotify), while reading The Economist. Few strategy calls with awesome SaaS founders. Winding 30-mile bike ride (taking the scenic route) to the gym for a lift with a friend. Thai BBQ dinner with mezcal cocktail. In bed before 10:30.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Learning about new business models and coming up with a strategy, then seeing it evolve over time. I’ve spent a lot of time “turning the dials” on B2B growth campaigns, but the development of a strategy and aligning everyone to that vision, is my favorite part.
What’s a recipe that no one makes better than you?
Pancakes. I am really good at warm, buttery, fluffy pancakes. And crepes.
What’s the most bizarre email address you’ve ever had?
My address as a pre-teen was email@example.com. Judge me all you like, I was 11 and could not get enough of skateboarding. And being cool.