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The Money JAR Episode #21: Summer Camp: More Bang For Your Buck (Vol. 1)

For many kids, a summer camp experience will leave a lasting impression on them for years to come.  While families have a cadre of exciting summer extracurricular activities to choose from, given limited time and money in the family budget, it is always important to determine which opportunities will provide the best return on the investment.  While we’re all familiar with the traditional summer camps which feature canoeing, cookouts and crafts, listen in as Troy Coady, Program Director of Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW), shares a bit about his unique business and entrepreneurial focused summer camp for high school kids.


Troy Coady acquired his B.S. from the University of Portland. During his tenure there he started and maintained an event filming business for all four years.  He currently manages planning, delivery, and evaluation of YEBW programs, while developing and executing marketing strategies and facilitating volunteer committees, such as the Program Advisory Board and Curriculum Committee. After hours, he spends the majority of his discretionary time coaching basketball at La Salle Prep in Clackamas, Oregon. He also enjoys traveling, reading, playing tennis, and spending time with his friends and family.

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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.