We believe that business thrives with people of varying backgrounds, resources, and skills.
(It’s also much more lively)
Liz is native to the Pacific Northwest and has lived in Montana, Alaska, Washington and Oregon! She attributes her grittiness and ability to find food to being the youngest (and favorite) of four. Growing up in a large family taught Liz to always share and stand up for what you believe in. She is an avid traveler, loves exploring, and giving back to communities across the globe. This culminated while working with the US Embassies and Peace Corps in Southeast Europe where she was a Business and Finance Assistant working with youth in remote villages. She considers herself a student of life. Her passion for helping others drives her to her long term goal of starting after school programs ground in the arts to have a lasting impact on children and communities.
Can play 7 different instruments… none of them extremely well.
Mark Trung Chi Ngo was born in Kansas and developed a love for long, straight drives and country music. He is passionate about technology, cybernetics’ and research and development. During high school, he was in a multitude of sports, including: e-Sports, wrestling, tennis and track & field. This competitive spirit translated to two undergraduate degrees.
- Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration of Systems Analysis and Integration
Kansas is known for producing wheat and corn. Ngo means corn in Vietnamese, hence, Mark was produced in Kansas. 😉
Kacey was raised in the Pacific Northwest, and graduated from Willamette University with a degree in International Studies. While in school she took the opportunity to travel and live abroad. She discovered that her passion for delicious foods, waterfront views and Beyoncé is shared worldwide.
When she is not exploring new places or cooking her favorite foods, Kacey can often be found exercising her competitive prowess with friends over a board game. Otherwise, she is probably singing classic diva sing-alongs at the closest Karaoke spot.
Kacey has been levitated in three different magic shows, by three different magicians.
Cory was born and raised in “America’s Heartland” (Eugene, Oregon, of course). He grew up involved heavily in music and theater which taught him the value of working in a team, and going with the flow. Cory studied history and graduated from Linfield College, but considers himself a lifelong student. He wants to continue his thirst for knowledge by traveling across the globe and seeing the world for himself.
In his spare time Cory can be found at the game, watching, reading or really anything to do with any and all sports.
Cory was the President and Treasurer of the oldest local fraternity in the Pacific Northwest.
Natalie grew up in the heart of wine country in Napa, California. Surprisingly, she isn’t a wine fan. She grew up heavily involved in the instrumental music programs where she loved performing violin while also taking on leadership roles as President and Librarian of the Orchestra. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a degree in Sociology & Anthropology she fell in love with the culture and beauty of Portland. You may find her roaming the streets with a tie dye t-shirt and two different colored crocs on.
An expert at pingpong, frisbee and bowling but knows nothing of mainstream sports.