.Meet Kinero Tan

  • Founder

I am 23 years old and recently graduated from Portland State University with a major in marketing and advertising. This journey for me is a celebration of the potential for new beginnings, a fulfillment of a life long dream, in hopes of understanding the vast cultures that surrounds our existence.

The youngest of 6 Children, and the only child to be born in the United States my curiosity for adventure, self-expression, and cross-cultural existence are all very strong.  Growing up in a world where cultural boundaries are constantly intertwined and personal identities become victim to the mold of our surroundings, I push to celebrate individuality.

Fueled by spontaneity of a loose travel agenda, the transition of complete strangers into friends, and creating moments that are worth a mark in our memory, I feel motivated and inspired to embark on this journey.

Meet Hali Griffin

  • Research & Support Specialist

Like my fellow B of C crew, I’m a recent college graduate with a degree in marketing and advertising from PSU. I’ve interned and worked in the science, legal, film, and advertising industries and found that marketing is my passion.

I’m a small town girl with big dreams. I have never travelled and hope to see the world one day, but until then, the B of C team’s worldwide travels will be my portal to adventure. Discovering the exciting nuances of international cultures and locations is my mission, and I’ll be sharing my findings with you. So take a deep breath, the world awaits!

Meet Scott Ferguson

  • Project Consultant

Recently, turning 23 and becoming a graduate from Portland State University- School of Business, with a focus in Marketing and Advertising, I enter the working world and into a new chapter of my life.

Recently, I lost my mother to ovarian cancer. When losing a loved one, you begin to look at the larger picture in life, soon you realize what’s really important and embrace that. I challenge everyone I meet to step back from their busy lives, look at the big picture and embrace what’s truly important to them. Live your life, don’t let your life live you. Take risks, explore new opportunities, and make it an adventure.

Currently, I am an outside marketing consultant for Keith Davis Construction, LLC and the Marketing and Sales Manager for TVT Die Cast.

Meet Bill Norris

  • Research & Support Specialist

I am a 23 year old recent graduate of Portland State University. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a double major in Marketing and Advertising and am excited to put my classroom knowledge to work in a real world setting. I have many interests in an array of subjects, such as Economics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and the way different cultures live their lives. During my free time you can find me with my laptop listening to music, reading blogs, and researching random things on Wikipedia. I’m not an artist, but I do love artwork and I am always fascinated by the way talented people can bring a picture to life through the stroke of pencil or a paint brush. I enjoy both reading and writing pieces of poetry, but do hardly ever share any of my work =). Lastly, I enjoy looking up into space and love the shivers I get when I realize I cannot comprehend how vast the Universe is…


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