|1999 University of Washington , MBA , Entrepreneurship; Marketing|
|2006 Capella University , PhD , Organization and Management|
|1996 Portland State University , BS , Human Resources; General Management|
I want to change the world.
Most rewarding: Seeing the fruits of your labor -- knowing you made something or came up with something that didn't exist.
Most frustrating: how people confuse hard work for luck.
Not trusting their gut or instinct, or not knowing how to recognize it in the first place.
1) If you can envision it, you can make it happen.
2) Almost everything is negotiable and with creative deal-making, negotiation doesn't have to be zero-sum - it can be win-win.
3) "The harder I work, the luckier I get" quote is true. Hard work and planning make things look like they were easy to the outside observer.
I am the founder and CEO of VendScreen and Courtesy Vending. I have been a lifelong entrepreneur with a passion for applying breakthrough technologies to established business models. At age 17 I founded Courtesy Vending to help pay for college. I’ve since propelled the company’s growth from that first machine to its current status as the largest independent vending operation in the Portland area. Anticipating the rapidly evolving needs of vending operators, I once again drew on my entrepreneurial instincts, business sense, and industry experience to launch VendScreen, a game-changing product that advances vending’s position in the retail channel.