Hali Boyd

Brand Strategist

Did a little Los Angeles/Chicago hippity hop as a child, and spent the majority of my time hanging out in the dirt and working with horses. Left high school at the moody age of 15, took a backpack for a several year spin around the world, and then somehow got harangued into picking up a book or two, so ended up with a degree in Cultural Anthropology from Berkeley. I found myself in a strange walk of life as a professional sailor for the better part of a decade, and started a non-profit maritime education school for underserved populations on the water. I love adding a tool to the belt, so like all proper hyphenates these days, I peppered in working with reclaimed wood, B2C marketing, social media management, success coaching, bartending, personal training, business consulting and baby shoe production to the resume.

What’s a perfect day for you?

I wish I had a more fantastical fantasy day, but the essentials are what tend to make me feel best. If I have had iced coffee, some form of chicken and rice, a workout that doesn’t involve running, some time tending to my horde of plants, a game or two of cribbage/dominion/chess and assurance that all my people are healthy and happy, I’m stoked. If it is a really really special day, I would get to play Monopoly, but that’s only on the table once or twice a year because I have been told that I tend to get a little too competitive. Sigh. 

What’s your favorite part of your job?

I love being able to facilitate clarity and understanding through thoughtful questions and creative design. It is an absolute honor to be invited into the process of learning the unique ins and outs of a person’s journey, and then sharing that narrative through compelling storytelling. 

What’s a recipe that no one makes better than you?

I’m gonna be honest, the kitchen and I don’t tend to blend well. Once a year I apron up to make latkes for 24 hours with heaps of vodka flowing during the process, and then I return to my standard operating procedure of being grateful for the folks in my life that keep me fed. 

What’s the most bizarre email address you’ve ever had?

Yikes. There was an @hotmail involved and something about dancing naked under the moon. Now that I think of it, I should probably go check that account…

  • Portland, OR