What We are Thankful For

This year, members of the TreeTop Commons team share what they are most thankful for. From our family to yours, have a wonderful holiday season!

My faith in my creator, my children, my family, my friends. I am thankful for clean water, consistently good food, doctors who care for me when I am ill, police and a military who are funded to protect me, and for the right to speak my mind, to vote my conscience, and to live in a country that so many were willing for so long, to have paid a price so dear, that I can be free to choose my own destiny.
— Scott Fore - Managing Partner
I’m thankful for my three healthy and happy little dudes; my lovely and excellent wife; my thoughtful and decent coworkers; my fortunate existence in a peaceful and prosperous place and time; the amazing confluence of events that led to life and humanity existing on this one-of-zillions ball of dust floating in an unimaginably vast universe; and for the new roof over my head that doesn’t leak and drip gross water on my stuff like the old one did.
— -Nick Welch- Senior Software Engineer
I am extremely thankful for what 2016 has brought to me! I’ve had the greatest year meeting new people and going on adventures, as well as catching up with my old friends and family. This year was filled with love, progress and connection, which I am so happy to say has made my best year yet!
— Jessi Sampson - QA/Quality Response Analyst
Hard to be more thankful for anything than family & health.
— Emily Yeomans- New Business Development Manager
This holiday season, I am very thankful to be surrounded by so many family and friends.
— Judah McAuley - Sr. Software Engineer
I am thankful for my family and loved ones. In the end, that’s all we have. My parents did well to raise my brother and me. Moreover, my brother will always be my best friend. As close friends are hard to come by, whether new or old, it’s important to cherish them. Last but not least, I’m thankful for people who are brave enough to speak the truth, no matter the consequence.
— Danny Preslar - Creative Director
Every day I am thankful for my beautiful, energetic three year old daughter. I am grateful for the unconditional love from friends and family; it’s a blessing to live in fellowship with such an amazing community. I appreciate the struggles and the triumphs each new year brings. Happy Thanksgiving!
— Karly Willis - Director of Operations
My family fills me with gratitude and thanks every day. Always grateful for the family I was born into and the love and life they gave, I’ve woken up each morning and fallen asleep each evening for the past twenty years (or so) thankful for my two beautiful, funny, smart, generous daughters and my husband, who’s a partner through it all. There is so much to be grateful for (octopuses, sunsets, sunlight through rain, soccer, and laughing with co­workers come to mind), but my family makes me feel at home in the world and gives me energy, humor, and love to share back out.
— Jenny Walsh - Director Product Development
I am especially grateful for my mentors, who have continually encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone, strive for excellence, and become a better person. I stand on the shoulders of giants whose generosity and wisdom have had a profound impact on me, both personally and professionally. Their friendship is something I will always cherish. As the saying goes, ‘Here’s to strong women ­ may we know them, and may we be them.’
— Kristin Medlin ­- Assistant Director for Postsecondary Initiatives ­


Feeling gratitude.

For love, health, friends, abundance.

Positive living.
— April Barrett - Lead Front End Developer
In a year that brought cross-country moves, travels, and various personal and political events, I’m filled with immense gratitude for the constants in my life. I am thankful for my family and friends. Your resilience, love, and positivity inspire me every day.
— Keara Ziegerer - Customer Success Strategist
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I am most thankful to have my wonderful boys in my life. They make me smile, and laugh everyday.
— Allison Morgan - Sr. Director of Marketing

I am very thankful for my loving family and the blessing of good health for all of my loved ones. I am thankful for my beautiful wife and the journey that we will walk together. I give thanks to anyone who spreads love and positivity. Let us all be a blessing to someone else.
— Godwin Ogbueze - Customer Success Manager
10. Cupcakes!
9. Grown-up apple cider bike tours with my teammates
8. Laughing out loud at launch parties
7. Getting up at 6 a.m. to volunteer
6. Beautiful sunrises at our Portland office
5. A motivating, amazing NobleCause
4. Going on runs with my sporty co-workers
3. Going to the beach with my west coast family
2. Our puppy Prince
1. The freedom to marry the love of my life.
— Vincent Gallegos - Web Developer