Chair, Food + Beverage and Agriculture Practice; Chair, Portland Corporate and Business Transactions Practice
Hometown: Latah, Wash.
What’s your sweet spot as it relates to this industry? Strategic counsel and transactions (M&A, joint ventures and supply chain).
What was your favorite food as a kid? Mom’s chocolate chip cookies.
If you couldn’t be a lawyer, what would you be? CEO, horticulturalist or Little League batting coach.
Why is food/bev/ag your chosen industry? Born and raised, studied and worked in food and ag before becoming a lawyer.
What book or song inspires you the most, and why? The Eagles, "Take It to the Limit."
What is your favorite quote? "You can spend all your time making money, you can spend all your love making time. If it all fell to pieces tomorrow, will you still be mine?" (See favorite song).
What is your favorite food travel destination, and why? Port de la Selva, Spain (Fideua).
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Our one-room cabin in the forest (peace and pride of self-construction).