Chief Creative Officer + Co-Founder
What motivates you to work hard?
“Passion. It’s found in the beating heart of why I do what I do. Building a company takes a whole lot of time, energy, sleepless nights, stress… but it’s always carried this magnetic pull because it’s something that carries such passion. I love helping others connect with that. I love helping others build their companies and dreams. We work a significant part of our lives, so why must we succumb to the belief that we need to suffer through a meaningless 9-5? There’s absolutely no good reason why we cannot follow that which makes us the most happy. I work hard to help others build their dreams. And I work hard to teach my daughter that she can do the same… she can grow up and find that which makes her most happy. And make it her reality.”
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
“Honestly, there’s just one ingredient that I would have trouble living without. Peppers. The spicier, the better. I often base meals off of their pairing with hot sauce. Added bonus: peppers topped with more peppers. So, peppers. I would be so very content.”
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
It would be to travel to a far-off land and just wander around without any plans, schedules or pre-arranged appointments. I love wandering around in a place other than home — where sounds and smells and sights are unusual.
What form of public transportation do you prefer? (air, boat, train, bus, car, etc.)
Boat. In landlocked Colorado, a boat is my favorite form of transportation. Blame it on my parents being sailors. Some of our most wonderful trips have happened on the water — be it by canoe in desert canyons or by sailboat in the expansive sea. There’s something so very enjoyable about being on the water.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
I grew up in the foothills outside of Denver and we had a little piece of property nestled in a magical pine forest. My most favorite of memories surround the notion of exploring and playing outdoors with my little brother. We would disappear into those woods for an entire day — building snow jumps, crafting cool forts, swimming in our pond, picking raspberries.
” Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. ” – Carl Sagan