About Built

We believe that the support and growth of Oregon’s consumer product industries will create sustainable, inclusive, and innovative job growth

Our Manifesto

Who We Are
We are a passionate collection of community leaders, entrepreneurs, storytellers, investors, mentors, and organizers who believe that the support and growth of Oregon's consumer product industries will create sustainable, inclusive, and innovative job growth. We see the power in "owning our backyard" from an industry standpoint.
What We Do
We look for ways to create broad-based and inclusive opportunities. As a newly formed not for profit organization, we are approaching programs, engagement, and action from an entrepreneurial mindset: a mindset that allows us to be nimble enough to make quick changes based on needs, but focused enough to remain mission aligned.
Our Community
From knife manufacturers in Oregon City to cheese companies on the Southern Coast, we are keenly aware that the things we make sustain and support who we are. Our mission is to support and accelerate the founders and companies through the state, and create inclusive opportunities to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Board of Directors

Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey

Micro-Enterprise Developer Hacienda CDC/Portland Mercado,
Founder/CEO Bloom Foods

Gary Bracelin

Gary Bracelin

Founder/President – Bend Outdoor Worx,
Cofounder/Sales Strategist – GB2 Agency

Mitch Daugherty

Mitch Daugherty

Cofounder – Built Oregon,
Founder – Morange Design,
Past Board Chair – OEN

Scott Davidson

Scott Davidson

Partner - White Summers Caffee & James LLP

Kate Delhagen

Kate Delhagen

Founder - Oregon Sports Angels

Yesenia Gallardo

Yesenia Gallardo

Entrepreneur, Co-founder Papalotzin

Stephen Green

Stephen Green

Community Director WeWork,
Oregon Growth Board Member,
Founder of Pitch Black

Nathan Kadish

Nathan Kadish

Director of Investments Ecotrust

Sarah Pool

Sarah Pool

Founder/CEO of Canvas and Mentor/Partner ZX Ventures

Kirsten Ringen

Kirsten Ringen

Community & Education Manager at Food Northwest

Lori Spencer

Lori Spencer

Experienced Food & Beverage Professional.
XXcelerate Fund and Portland Mercado Mentor

Terry St. Marie

Terry St. Marie

Built Cofounder,
OAF Investor,
and Director of Finance – Tender Loving Empire

Rick Turocz

Rick Turoczy

Founder – PIE & Silicon Florist.
Cofounder of Built Oregon,
TechfestNW, and Oregon Story Board

Advisory Board

Brian Connolley

Brian Connolley

Cofounder, Castor + Pollux

Jamie Danek

Jamie Danek

Founder and CEO – Humm Kombucha

Linea Gagliano

Linea Gagliano

Director, Global Communications – Travel Oregon

Mike Green

Mike Green

Cofounder
– ScaleUp Partners and Blogger
– Huffington Post

Alana Kambury

Alana Kambury

Account Manager at Actual, Inc,
Co-owner of Starvation Alley Farms

Lynn Le

Lynn Le

Founder/CEO - Society Nine

Natalie Sept

Natalie Sept

Government & Public Affairs Specialist at Open Signal,
Press Advance for Hillary for America and an incredible artist/painter

Cynthia Winter

Cynthia Winter

Principal, Winter Resources

Chris Pachinger

Chris Pachinger

Former Director at CircleUp and GVP at Fisher Investments

Heather Stafford

Heather Stafford

Doer of Many Things at Span Research,
Former Assistant Dir. of Entrepreneurship and
Innovation at Business Oregon

Our Partners