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 & industry 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, and also as a means to create more sustainable and resilient communities in Oregon.
What We Do
We look for ways to create broad-based and inclusive opportunities through an entrepreneurial mindset: a mindset that allows us to be nimble enough to make quick changes based on needs, learnings, and community feedback.
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

Sandy Pressley

Board Chair

Board Chair, Built Oregon; Founding Partner/Board Officer, Oregon Sports Angels; Retired Vice President Nike Inc.

Leslie Mullins

Vice Chair

Marketing & Experience Design Strategist | Creating Consumer Connections to Drive Brand & Revenue Growth | Founder /m studios | Former Apple & Nike Executive

Mitch Daugherty

Mitch Daugherty

Built Oregon - Director

Cofounder – Built Oregon,CoFounder – Morange Design,
Past Board Chair of OEN & Governor's Small Business Advisory Council

Scott Davidson

Scott Davidson

Secretary

Partner - White Summers Caffee & James LLP

Adam Turco

Adam Turco

Treasurer

President, Primetrics

Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey

Chair: Bridges Program

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

Kirsten Ringen

Kirsten Ringen

Chair: Built Festival

Community and Education Manager, Food Northwest

Rick Turocz

Rick Turoczy

Chair: Accelerator Program

Founder, PIE & Silicon Florist
Cofounder, Built Oregon

Stephen Green

Stephen Green

Community Engagement

COO Pensole Footwear Academy, Founder, PitchBlack

Lori Spencer

Lori Spencer

Marketing & PR

Experienced Food & Beverage Executive

Community Council

Brianne Mees

Brianne Mees

CEO, Tender Loving Empire

Jamie Danek

Jamie Danek

Founder and CEO – Humm Kombucha

Kate Delhagen

Kate Delhagen

Founder - Oregon Sports Angels

Juan Barraza

Dir of Student Innovation at PSU Center of Entrepreneurship, Founder Pitch Latino & Cofounder of Latino Founders

Julie Gulla

Julie Gulla

Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley

Carol Lee

Business Navigator at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

Gary Bracelin

Gary Bracelin

Cofounder & Director, Bend Outdoor Worx

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

Micah Elconin

Micah Elconin

Lane County Food & Beverage Sector Strategist

Cynthia Winter

Cynthia Winter

Principal, Winter Resources

Bill Worthington

Bill Worthington

Board Member & Special Products Designer, Olukai

Adam Turco

Adam Turco

President, Primetrics

Our Partners

Nathan Kadish

Nathan Kadish

Managing Director at Ecotrust Capital Partners

Lynn Le

Lynn Le

Founder, Society Nine