Signed, sealed, and delivered!
I accepted an offer from Fisher Investments to work as a Client Services Associate in their Camas, Washington location – right across the river from Portland, Oregon. I am really excited to get started in late June. I first came across Fisher Investments on LinkedIn while evaluating finance positions. Checked out their website and found out Ken Fisher is a redwood forester. Growing up on our family tree farm tells me that anyone committed to forestry has a good head on their shoulders. I dove into the research a bit more and found out they currently have 1,000+ employees and over 50 billion U.S. dollars under management – still a private company. In an article, Ken Fisher was asked about going public, to which he replied, “shortly after hell freezes over.” This tells me the company still is agile and is focused on their clients, employees, and growth with the ability to make changes – fostering an intra-preneurial spirit.
In mid-April, I had the opportunity to come on site and check out the surrounding area. Wow! From the moment we dropped from cruising altitude below the cloud line til the moment I boarded the plane to fly back to Honolulu, it was an incredible trip. Flying in you see snow peaked Mt. Hood in the distant and a city filled with green landscape. Not the typical highrise metropolis you would find elsewhere – not by any stretch of the imagination.
Portland is filled with local shops, food carts, and breweries. Can’t go wrong there. An hour and a half drive to the west is the coast, two hours to Seattle, forty-five minutes to the Columbia gorge for world class wind surfing, and an hour and a half to skiing on Mt. Hood. Not to mention the multiple disc golf courses in the area!