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#47: Tales from the Shark Tank

Today’s episode of The Money JAR may have you headed to the nearest grocery store! This week, we interview Erika Welsh and Keeley Tillotson, founders of Wild Friends Foods, a company known for its delicious and unique nut butters. Welsh and Tillotson reminisce about their transformation from college students into contestants on ABC’s Shark Tank, recounting their ascent into successful entrepreneurship. With all of the twists and turns along the way, these two good friends share what they’ve learned and how a few obstacles in the road turned out to be blessings in disguise. This show is great inspiration for young entrepreneurs!

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is a senior research analyst and principal at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank. He leads the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games. He was recognized in Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team in the leisure (2005, 2007-2010), software (2005, 2007-2011) and Internet (2011) categories. He frequently appears on CNBC and at industry conferences, and is often quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he 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.