Aimee and Chris Hirata. I am a firm believer in surrounding myself with really good people. It elevates my own game. Run with faster runners. Hang out with deeper thinkers. Ski with better skiers. Cook with excellent chefs. Friends are no different. They inevitably rub off and these two do just that.
I am indebted to their insight in business, talking shop and being great cheerleaders to my endeavors. We used to be sort-of neighbors until they had to go and build their dream home all the way out at Green Lake. Thankfully, they are worth the hefty commute. On a recent visit to their new abode, we swapped stories and pennies. The stories make the pennies, and this project, all the more worthwhile.