Since my graduation of college at Warner Pacific College and recent return to Medford Oregon, doors have been opening before like never before. Each day it seems that I am apart of something that is much bigger than me and requires more of me than I myself am capable of. However, as the ball continues to roll I am meeting more and more people who believe in the vision of On The Rise Box and want to contribute to it. This is truly a collaborative business aimed towards helping our city through creating a strong network of businesses who desire sustainable and healthy growth of our city. Although I meet passionate people who care about Medford, I also meet just as many hurting people with a bad taste in their mouth for Medford.
I do want to rewrite the narrative of what it means to be a resident of Medford. We are NOT Meth-ford any longer and we are not going back. We don't want growth for the sake of growth or more money. We want Medford to prosper because we see how a strong economy results in developing a strong community which creates an even stronger education system, food culture, government structure and more.
Yes, I sit here working on developing a website, building back work of a business, and researching marketing avenues; but ultimately I am participating in much more and I am passionate for my city.