Oregon Business

Storyteller-in-Chief: Embrace being uncomfortable.

I was raised in a family of entrepreneurs in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. I couldn’t have asked for a better childhood, with loving parents who were deeply engaged in their kids’ lives and the local community.

I grew up privileged in every way—white, male, American, growing up in a nice part of town. I was comfortable.

Knowing that, my folks made sure to expose my sisters and I to uncomfortable situations.

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