Sawyer Howitt has been working as a Project Manager at the Meriwether Group in Portland, Oregon since January 2017, which happens to be in the midst of his senior year at Lincoln High School. Sawyer’s father, David Howitt, is the founder of the Meriwether Group and has more than 20 years working as a business strategist. Sawyer Howitt’s mother, Heather, is the founder of the Oregon Chai company, which she started in her kitchen. Holly and David sold the Oregon Chai company for $75 million in 2004.
In addition to Oregon Chai, the Meriwether Group has provided its financial, operational, and strategic guidance services for Adidas, Barre3, Bloch, ChefWorks, Dave’s Killer Bread, Laughing Planet, Living Harvest, Nautilus, Pendleton, Salomon, Stumptown, Xterra, and Voodoo Doughnut.
Sawyer showed interest in finance and analytics at an early age. He honed his customer service skills working at Portland’s Kure Juice Bars chain. His willingness to take on any task, no matter how large or small, makes him indispensable to the Meriwether Group. Sawyer Howitt also has a keen interest in philanthropic causes, throwing his support behind women’s rights and educational funding charities.
When he graduates from high school in 2017, Sawyer Howitt will pursue a Entrepreneurial Finance degree at Columbia University, trading the West Coast for the East. His interests outside of the business world include fly fishing, the Portland Trail Blazers, music, fashion, and health and wellness.
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