Founder & President
Jesse Krynak was raised in Vancouver, WA from the age of three years old. He attended Truman Elementary, Discovery Middle School and graduated from Fort Vancouver High School. Jesse later graduated from Pepperdine University, where he earned a Bachelors in Finance. He went on to earn a Masters in Economics from the University of Southern California. After graduate school, Jesse moved to Texas to embark on a career in energy finance. He now works at First Reserve Corporation, an energy-focused private equity firm, where he is a Vice President in its Houston office. He resides in Houston, Texas with his wife Katie and son Landon.
Founder & Board Member
Dustin Cruzen was born and raised in Vancouver, WA. He attended Truman Elementary, Discovery Middle School and Fort Vancouver High School. After high school Dustin attended the University of Texas-Austin where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Dustin has spent several years in sales for pre-IPO Enterprise Software companies. He has also started and managed a BPO provider in Bacolod, Philippines. Currently Dustin is living in Bay area and happily married to his wife Yussel.
Founder & Treasurer
Jake Bond was raised in Vancouver, WA from the age of four years old. He attended King’s Way Elementary, Gaiser Middle School and graduated from Fort Vancouver High School. Jake later graduated from the University of San Francisco, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics. After college, Jake remained in the Bay Area to embark on a career in finance. He now works at True Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisory firm, where he is a Managing Director. Currently, Jake and his wife, Kristin, live in San Francisco.
Founder & Vice President
Bryce McGrew was born and raised in Vancouver, WA by parents Kenneth and Rebecca McGrew. He attended Minnehaha and Truman Elementary, Discovery Middle School, and Hudson’s Bay High School. He then went on to Washington State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health and Fitness Education. Bryce then went on to work for the Vancouver School District where he taught at Hudson’s Bay and Fort Vancouver High Schools for six years. He currently works for Southern Wine and Spirits and is based in Seattle where he is a District Manager in the On Premise Division.
Chris J. Weese
Founder & Secretary
Chris Weese was born in Portland, Oregon. Chris and his family later moved to Vancouver Washington where Chris attended Ben Franklin Elementary, Discovery Middle School, and graduated from Fort Vancouver High School. Chris then went on to study at Washington State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications along with minors in business and in psychology. While in attendance at WSU Chris was an active leader in the Greek community as a member of Phi Kappa Theta. After college Chris began his career in the wine industry in 2005 and has lived all across the country. Chris recently moved back to Seattle where he now calls home.