Corvallis, in latin literally means Heart of the Valley. It is more than that to me. As much as I would love to say I was born and raised here, I can’t. I was born in Seattle, Washington and moved here when I was 2-years-old. Nothing against Seattle, but a big part of what defines you is not where you were born, but where you are from. Many of my passions (education, faith, fitness and sports) stem from this place. Corvallis has a higher education rate per capita than any other city in the State of Oregon and one of highest in the country. While I live in one of the most unchurched counties in the U.S. I still have a faith stemming from my Pasor Uncle relocating here in 1990. In regards to fitness, Corvallis boasts to be one of the most bicycle friendly towns in the U.S. and one of the healthiest. To fulfill my sports passion, I live in Beaver Nation, home of Oregon State University (my girlfriend literally lives across the street from the football stadium).
Admittedly, I went to Washington State University and have a strong passion for the Wazzu Cougars (I even was the mascot), but I also love and follow the Beavers. I could go on and on about Corvallis being the greenest city in america, the safest city in america and one of the top in pushing out pattents, but I’ll spare you. I think you get the idea. I just love my home town. If you would like to know more about the town that helped mold me into who I am today check out the Visit Corvallis page. For the more visually inclined, here is a Corvallis song complete with capured images of the town I love. Cheers.