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I am a company builder and operator focused on bringing new concepts to market that move the needle forward in the world.
  • Raised $6M to co-found real estate startup
  • Grew to 400+ units across 19 properties
  • Managed $70M in real estate

Co-author

I recently co-wrote a book on shared ownership structures and collaborative business models. 

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business + Entrepreneurship

Companies I've Started:

  • Restaurant: The Flaming Eggplant Cafe 

  • Coworking space: Impact Hub Seattle 

  • Coliving real estate: OpenDoor Coliving

Areas of Focus

  • Product: Improvements / Customer Traction

  • Go-to-Market: Rollout / BizDev / Partnerships

  • Operations: Systems / Staffing / Workflows

In 2013 I co-founded OpenDoor Coliving - a pioneer in the concept of professionally-run community housing. Starting by leasing a single home, we grew OpenDoor to operate over 400 units across 3 states, eventually constructing new buildings designed for community living.

My business partner Ben Provan and I lived in our houses for the first 5 years of the company, embedding ourselves in the the daily practice of living in community.​ Although our real estate properties were successful investments, we closed the operating company in December 2022 after a 9 year run.
 

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Consulting

I support leaders on key projects that require a single person with broad range of skillsets and experience.

  • Concept + Program

  • Property diligence

  • Financial modeling

  • Project capitalization

  • Legal + compliance

  • Development + Construction

  • Asset Management

REal Estate
  • SMB M&A, Search Funds

  • Product Improvement

  • BizDev / B2B Sales

  • Enterprise Fundraising

  • New Market Rollout

  • Lean BizOps

  • Executive Coaching

Small Business
  • Culture + Values

  • Systems + Norms

  • Curation + Recruitment

  • Conflict Management

  • Communal Housing

  • Meaning + Purpose

  • Turnover + Re-booting

Community

leadership Training

Outdoor Training

40-day canoe expedition in northern Quebec and Labrador.
Keewaydin Section B, 2002
Age: 17
Distance: ~500km
A cluster of forest fires in exery direction blocked all routes while in Quebec, forcing us to use our satellite phone to call in an exacuation via float planes to Labrador.

75-day expedition in Western Australia 
National Outdoor Leadership School

Age: 20

Distance: ~800km

Travelled through the Kimberley region of north western Australia via canoe for 40 days, then backpacking without trails for 25 days, and 10 days on an island sharing stories with the local Bardi people.

40-day canoe expedition to Hudson's Bay 
Keewaydin Section A, 2003

Age: 18

Distance: ~600km
Paddled from Reindeer Lake in Saskatchewan into Nunavut lake-hopping to the Thlewiaza river which led us to Hudson's Bay. Picked up by Inuit team; skiff over ocean waves to Arviat where we flew to Churchill for the train.

 

Wilderness First Responser (WFR)

Wilderness Medicine Institute

Age: 20

I completed the WFR certification which is a 40-hour training focused on emergency medical response in the backcountry. 

Personal Development

10-day Silent Meditation Retreats, 3X
"Vipassana" with SN Goenka
2006 - 2014
I have completed three intensive meditation retreats, which involve developing equanimity through non-judgemental observation of the sensations of the body.

1-Month Meditation Residency
Monastic Academy

2024

I lived at a unique Buddhist monastery focused on addressing existential risk. My time included a 14-day silent intensive.
 

Integrity Courses
Landmark Education

2016

I completed three Landmark courses, which generally focus on personal integrity and authenticity.

creativity

Visual Art

I produce art works on canvas, a practice that complements more analytical work. 

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