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Bryan Papé on Culture your Creative with Luke Gledhill

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Having inherited his grandfather’s entrepreneurial spirit, it wasn’t until a life-or-death ski accident at the age of 20 that MiiR Founder & CEO Bryan Papé fully realized his vision to begin building a legacy of generosity. That clarity, coupled with design opportunity in the active lifestyle space, led to MiiR’s launch in 2010. On April 15, 2006, lying against that tree not knowing if I would live or die, I thought, what would people say about me at my funeral? And that question cut to the core of who I was. Today, MiiR is a design forward and generosity driven drinkware company with a social and environmental mission. A certified B Corp and 1% for the Planet member that is independently owned and operated, MiiR chooses people and planet over the demands of Wall Street. Based in Seattle, Washington, its Product to Project® model means every MiiR product sold helps fund trackable giving projects. MiiR partners with some of the most respected nonprofits in the world to create sustainable giving projects supporting clean water, a healthy environment and strong communities. The company has given over $1,000,000 and empowered the lives of 115,000+ people worldwide, and its customers are invited to experience the story behind their purchase by registering the Give Code™ found on the base of their MiiR product. By being authentic, generous and transparent, we’ve been able to improve our business results, proving that there need not be a disconnect between business and philanthropy. Outside of MiiR, Bryan has many passions including teaching his daughter to explore, bird hunting with his vizsla and building his family’s cabin in the middle of nowhere. He enjoys surfing, skiing and mountaineering and has summited Mount Rainier on three occasions, two of them with his wife and MiiR Co-founder Rebecca. Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, he considers the Pacific Northwest home after having lived in Seattle for close to twenty years.