While the epicenters of my industry reside in the nation’s largest cities, I instead founded a marketing and advertising firm in Eugene in 1980, eventually netting Fortune 500 clients. One of the main reasons I’ve been devoted to staying Oregon is that, like so many others, I value incredible places like the Owyhee Canyonlands.
I fell hard for Oregon’s high desert shortly after moving here, particularly the stunning Owyhee. In the years since I have regularly camped, rafted and hiked through the Owyhee’s craggy canyons, clear rivers and sagebrush hills.
Protecting amazing places like the Owyhee Canyonlands can serve as an economic draw and an anchor for businesses that want to keep quality employees who value our Oregon way of life. I have had scores of employees who moved here to be able to live and work in Oregon. I’m committed to a bright future for this state, and I firmly believe permanently protecting the Owyhee Canyonlands is a solid investment for our future.