Location: Portland, OR
While I was born in CO, I have lived in Oregon since I was 3. Growing up on 5 acres I was fortunate to call a forest my playground and learned to work with my hands. Though I don’t think I studied anything of note in school, I was lucky to have the opportunity to play basketball at the collegiate level for a few years. My wife, son, two dogs, and I live just outside of Portland in a wonderful home surrounded by awesome neighbors. I am constantly working on new projects around the house from building out our mudroom to garden boxes, and most recently a pergola.
What’s a perfect day for you?
It can really depend, but a great weekend day starts with waking up in Black Butte, Oregon to poached eggs and sweet potato hashbrowns. Hanging out with friends and family in the morning over Portland Roasters coffee and then going out for a hike/round of golf/clay shooting in the afternoon. A short nap after lunch provides the energy to go to the pool for a couple of hours before finishing up with a Rib-Eye steak dinner and smoky single malt scotch around a fire scratching my dogs’ ears and listening to kid’s running around and laughing.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Getting to be a part of helping people achieve their desired professional growth. I also love building efficiency.
What’s a recipe that no one makes better than you?
Bacon-wrapped, gorgonzola-stuffed dates.