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

Stephen Green

Stephen Green

Founder, PitchBlack
Director, Head of Labs WeWork Portland

Nathan Kadish

Nathan Kadish

Director of Investments, Ecotrust

Brianne Mees

Brianne Mees

CEO, Tender Loving Empire

Sarah Pool

Sarah Pool

Founder/CEO, Canvas

Kirsten Ringen

Kirsten Ringen

Community and Education Manager, Food Northwest

Lori Spencer

Lori Spencer

Experienced Food & Beverage Executive

Terry St. Marie

Terry St. Marie

COO/CFO, Tender Loving Empire

Rick Turocz

Rick Turoczy

Founder, PIE & Silicon Florist
Cofounder, Built Oregon

Community Council

Brian Connolley

Brian Connolley

Cofounder, Castor + Pollux

Jamie Danek

Jamie Danek

Founder and CEO – Humm Kombucha

Micah Elconin

Micah Elconin

Lane County Food & Beverage Sector Strategist

Linea Gagliano

Linea Gagliano

Director, Global Communications – Travel Oregon

Julie Gulla

Julie Gulla

Founding Member, Oregon Venture Fund

Paula Hayes

Paula Hayes

President & CEO, Hue Noir Cosmetics

Lynn Le

Lynn Le

Founder, Society Nine

Chris Pachinger

Chris Pachinger

Director of Investments, CrowdStreet
Former Director, CircleUp

Heather Stafford

Heather Stafford

Doer of Many Things at Span Research
Former Assistant Dir. of E&I, Business Oregon

Adam Turco

Adam Turco

President, Primetrics

Cynthia Winter

Cynthia Winter

Principal, Winter Resources

Bill Worthington

Bill Worthington

Board Member & Special Products Designer, Olukai

Our Partners