Meredith was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and has worked as Director of Human Resources and Vice President for over ten years in the consumer finance and asset-based lending industries. She obtained her B.A. in Sociology from Washington State University, B.S. in Business from Whitworth University, and is currently working toward her M.B.A. from Eastern Washington University. When she is not hard at work or traveling, she enjoys boating on Lake Coeur d’Alene with her husband and 3 boys.
Sam has a never-ending passion for entrepreneurship having grown up in a very entrepreneurial family. He has worked his entire career in the pawnbroking industry and has piloted several successful startup companies. His areas of expertise include the music and entertainment industries, small business retail, manufacturing, real estate acquisition and development, and private finance and lending. Sam is active as a small business consultation affiliate in Bellingham, WA where he has lived for the past 17 years. Sam received his B.A. from Western Washington University with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Spanish Language Studies. He enjoys watching and participating in many different sports, loves the culinary arts, is an enthusiastic world traveler, and has plans to raise a beautiful family in Washington State.