I design and build creative work spaces.
Job Owner/Director, Think Tank Coworking / Think Tank Coworking
Lives In In the West of Portland
This city has been great. It's full of fun-lovin', idea - crazy people who came here for work and play (the ol' live/work).
I myself am an entrepreneur. Before I got here I was just a creative but I quickly built a business here... (This city is good like that).
I'm a generalist, a creative, a builder, a writer, a literary geek, a nature enthusiast... and someone who spends a lot of time talking/thinking about crazy projects.
Like most people, I chose Portland. It's a gem and I'm still happy to be here 5 years on. You should give it a shot.
Why did you choose Portland? Portland is brimming with collaborative and energetic people who believe in this city. The ethos here is one of agency. Though it's changing, it's still possible to come here and make a difference in its future. This city embraces entrepreneurial spirit. In fact any talent is welcome. Oh and there's fountains of excellent beer and coffee at every corner... almost literally.
I lead and create social breaks designed to reduce stress and connect people to their community.
I help nonprofits communicate their mission effectively, and I advocate for flexible work arrangements.
I focus on creative solutions first and foremost; offering expert advice and ideas to support artists in Portland's creative community.