My road in life took a while to figure out.
Began my career at Google.
Learned about advertising and marketing.
Read the 4-Hour Workweek.
Went on a 2-week backpacking trip but couldn't find the right luggage.
Co-founded Tortuga Backpacks.
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I make the ultimate travel backpack.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

On a given day, I might be giving notes to our factory on the latest sample, writing a post for our blog, hiring a designer to create an infographic, and pitching a travel magazine on writing about us. No day is typical or repeated. Every day has unique challenges.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Find out what problems people are having and solve them. If you do that, people will be willing to pay you. Once they are, turn your solution into a product and your product into a business. If you build a product too early, you risk building something people don't want. Validate first, then build.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:



The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should stay in a stable, high-paying job at the #1 place to work in the country."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student