Handcrafted interviews with entrepreneurs, makers and doers.

Spencer Helm – Internet Marketer Realizing His Father Was Right

Spencer Helm - Internet Marketer Realizing His Father Was Right

Spencer was born in the metropolitan and international cultural capital of Billings, Montana. Desperate to show young Spencer ‘how the other half lives’, his parents put an emphasis on traveling around the United States and stopping in cultural backwaters such as San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and like ‘burghs…

Meet Spencer Helm – Internet Marketer Realizing His Father Was Right

Darick Dang – Designer, web developer, student of life

Darick Dang - Designer, web developer, student of life

Darick Dang is a graphic designer, web developer, professional pianist, thinker, biologist, fashion enthusiast and music connoisseur. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Darick’s ultimate dream is to put Portland on the map through design and bring his family and friends with him in the process. At the age of…

Meet Darick Dang – Designer, web developer, student of life

Jeff Hasen – Brand Architect, Mobile Marketer, Tech Evangelist

Jeff Hasen - Brand Architect, Mobile Marketer, Tech Evangelist

Jeff Hasen builds, strengthens and protects brands that impact people near and far. He has led results-driven programs for the world’s largest food company, the globe’s unifying sports showcase and the worldwide leader in Internet security technology. In recent years, he has made a dramatic impact on companies in the…

Meet Jeff Hasen – Brand Architect, Mobile Marketer, Tech Evangelist

Justin Bigart – Lifestyle entrepreneur, reluctant business person

Justin Bigart - Lifestyle entrepreneur, reluctant business person

A serial entrepreneur, Justin currently splits his time growing Wisetail, driving the technology and marketing behind Sage Spa Living which he co-founded with his wife, serving on the Board of American Wildlands, meditating while ultra-distance trail running and spending as much time as possible biking, skiing, climbing and traveling. In…

Meet Justin Bigart – Lifestyle entrepreneur, reluctant business person

Clark Benson – Founder of Ranker and serial entrepreneur

Clark Benson - Founder of Ranker and serial entrepreneur

Clark Benson is the founder of Ranker, a consumer web startup that is a platform for ranking . . . anything.  Ranker is Benson’s 5th startup; all prior startups were successes – real businesses, real profitability.  He sold prior internet startup eCrush to Hearst in 2006.  Benson is also the founder of Almighty Music Marketing, which has provided various marketing services to the music industry since 1995.  Benson has always rolled some of his earnings into his other businesses, and self-financed the initial seed $1million for Ranker. Clark started his career in business affairs at Virgin Records America and co-wrote the book College: Your Guide To The Best Five Years of Your Life.

If you’d like to learn more about eCrush’s sale to Hearst media, here is an interesting case study titled Why timing the M&A market is tricky.

MeetClark Benson – Founder of Ranker and serial entrepreneur

Cecilia Doan – Real-Life Walking, Talking, Blogging, Fashion Girl

Cecilia Doan - Real-Life Walking, Talking, Blogging, Fashion Girl

Cecilia is a full-time student, but not your typical. Mature beyond her years and generally in sky-high heels, you can’t overlook a gal like Cecilia. Instead of house parties, top ramen and late nights cramming and studying, Cecilia is out there talking, networking, and proving herself to be a young…

Meet Cecilia Doan – Real-Life Walking, Talking, Blogging, Fashion Girl

Ryan Wines

Ryan Wines

Born three weeks overdue and weighing in at nearly 10lbs at birth, Ryan made a big impact early on, giving his poor mother nearly 24 hours of intense labor. Since then, Ryan has worked hard to maintain that kind of intensity in most all that he does. Residing in Portland,…

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Jesse Lakes – Serial online entrepreneur, full time bum

Jesse Lakes - Serial online entrepreneur, full time bum

Jesse Lakes is an online entrepreneur with an addiction to building web based companies.  His first start up began with high school graduation money and he is now fully engaged with his twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth ventures. Between then and now Jesse has also held a number of interesting positions,…

Meet Jesse Lakes – Serial online entrepreneur, full time bum