Short story: I'm Tessa. I'm a writer and community builder with a love of technology and social entrepreneurship. 

Longer story: I spent my childhood moving from St. Louis to Mexico to Argentina to Arkansas, where I spent the next 7 years immersed in small town Wal-Mart headquarter land. I am the result of a corporate grocery father and dancer mother who believe in showing their kids the world. I graduated high school from a class of seven in China.

I've since earned a degree in journalism, wandered the world whenever I got the chance and currently reside in Portland, OR with my husband and dog.  

I write about startups, social innovation and entrepreneurs. I like to build communities around the same.