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#134: Student Entrepreneur Helping Students

What is a challenge you face every day and what is a solution to that? Ashley Lin, founder and CEO of Summer App, constantly thinks like an entrepreneur and about how she can make people’s lives better. Ashley shares her motivations, her passion, and what she’s learned from experiencing entrepreneurship in a global environment. We […]

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#133: Expressing Student Voice

Student expression at school can be a huge benefit to the community. In this episode, we hear from Cedric, a high school student who shares what it takes to advocate for yourself and your peers and help make a difference. Cedric talks about his experience as a student representative and working with the school board. […]

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#113: Overcoming Low Self-Worth

While preparing for their futures, teenagers face many obstacles. One of the most common and often most difficult battles can be depression and low self-worth. In this episode, author Steven Grosso discusses his personal struggles. His advice on managing self-esteem has a valuable message of hope for all young people. Steven Grosso is an author […]

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#71: How Important is Grit?

It is commonly believed intelligence is the most important trait for children to succeed. But this is not true. Character traits such as grit, perseverance, and self-discipline are even more important. Todd and Evan discuss the huge implications for parents and students with Paul Tough, the best-selling author of “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power […]

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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.