I was actually raised in a town called Tillamook, which you might know from the famous cheese factory, but as a teenager I moved to Eugene. Growing up in Oregon was a one of a kind experience, hard to explain to people who aren’t familiar with the area. Heavy logging country around there, and it felt like there were a few small towns like islands in the middle of a sea of trees. Tillamook was too small for my mom and dad, who moved us to a bigger town so we could have more opportunities in the future. Eugene isn’t nearly as big as Portland, but was Chicago compared to how tiny my hometown was! At the time I was told that Eugene was where my dad got transferred for his job. This was true, in fact, although they didn’t tell me at the time that dad was coming to Eugene to work in their largest and most prestigious cannabis dispensary. If you weren’t aware (because as a kid I was not aware) Eugene is widely known for it’s high quality cannabis products. Dad was coming here to work because it paid a lot more than his old cannabis dispensary. I know that Eugene is actually not a huge city, but at the time it felt enormous, and I was stoked to live there. Fast forward twenty years, and I still live here in Eugene… and wouldn’t you know it, I actually work in the same cannabis dispensary where my dad used to work! It’s a small world here in Eugene, Oregon.