I was born in Walla Walla, Washington to 2 college educators who moved my sister and I to Seattle and then to Pocatello, ID. Then I finally landed in Eugene, OR where I spent my Junior High, High School and University years. After meeting my wife Laura at the University of Oregon, our post graduate adventures took us to Denali National Park, AK and then to Big Sky, MT before we finally settled in Bend, OR where we’ve lived for the past 24 years. My wife started her teaching career in our public schools around 2001 and I took my first sales job working in the hospitality/ski industry and then moved to the printing world in 2002 where I’ve found my home and happily remained since. The beauty and bounty of the Pacific Northwest allowed us to become avid snowboarders, flyfishers, mountainbikers, and campers with a little bird hunting and gardening thrown in the mix. We have no children but have had 2 amazing Labrador Retrievers in our lives and are on our 3rd currently – Ben.
At the onset of my new career in the print industry, I grew my knowledge and confidence where I have gradually handed larger and larger clients. Through the help and generosity of our team and the opportunity to learn from larger and more sophisticated print customers I became competent and confident in selling “print”. Beyond that, I spearheaded my past companies efforts to expand our offerings to include promo and apparel which have seen year-on-year growth for nearly a decade now.
I am incredibly excited to be a part of the SOLV team and be apart of a group that is excelling in ever-growing market!