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#109: Wishing Upon a Star – Creating Music for Disney

We want our listeners to dream big when pursuing a career. This episode’s guest did just that – he grew up in a small town in Oregon and went on to become a giant in the music industry. Todd and Evan interview David Metzer, a Tony Award-nominated music composer, arranger and orchestrator who has a long track record of success. David shares his story about his early interest in music and about navigating his career. Hear from an expert on succeeding in a competitive industry.

David Metzger is a Tony Award-nominated music composer, arranger and orchestrator who has worked on 9 of the top 100 highest grossing movies of all time worldwide. He also worked on Broadway, for the orchestration of Disney’s “The Lion King.” Most recently, David worked with Disney as the arranger and orchestrator for “Frozen” and “Moana”. Visit his website to learn more about his work:

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.