Posted on 11.5.12

Taylor Hinshaw – Associate Product Line Manager, Amer Sports

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It’s been a life goal of mine to work in the athletic and outdoor industry, therefore Portland was the obvious choice for my first home after college. With companies like Nike, Adidas, and Columbia Sportswear, among many others, Portland is a confluence of talent and opportunity. For me, it’s the perfect place to start my career.

Getting to work in this industry in a location like Portland, where what you help create can be tested and used so close by, is unique. I also really enjoy the people in this industry. It’s amazing to work with such incredibly hardworking people who are also passionate and creative outside of the workplace. It’s a great industry to learn how to successfully manage the work-life balance. It’s hard to find a place with a better proximity to outdoor activities. During the winter I always try to make it up to Mount Hood or Mount Bachelor for some snowboarding. Otherwise, I like to travel as much as I can and I’m always rooting for my Ducks!