Sean Skyllingstad

CEO and founder of www.markahenleys.com

What was your childhood like?

I grew up in a pretty white-colored  Corvallis, OR where most people worked for just a few large companies that were in town – which I thought was pretty boring. Although now, I really do love going back there mainly because of its really nice community of people who say “Hi” to you on a street; not like here in San Francisco or New York where everyone is minding their own business and avoiding eye contact.  As a teenager and even as a small kid, I was also really obsessed with cars, always thought cars were freaking cool. I remember I was religiously buying car magazines and dreaming of the day when I can finally buy myself a sports car. “

What was your childhood like?

I grew up in a pretty white-colored  Corvallis, OR where most people worked for just a few large companies that were in town – which I thought was pretty boring. Although now, I really do love going back there mainly because of its really nice community of people who say “Hi” to you on a street; not like here in San Francisco or New York where everyone is minding their own business and avoiding eye contact.  As a teenager and even as a small kid, I was also really obsessed with cars, always thought cars were freaking cool. I remember I was religiously buying car magazines and dreaming of the day when I can finally buy myself a sports car. “

What makes you wake up in the morning?

Things that I can call my own, something I’ve created and led others to experience is ultimately what makes me very energized.  In the past I’ve created a music blog where I went through the process of putting together a website, promoting a digital brand and building a community. Having full control of the direction of that project gave me a lot of satisfaction and purpose.”

What would be your ideal case scenario for the near future?

” To create or co-create something that has a big impact and adds value to people’s lives – something that I can proudly say ”I built that”. The coolest thing would be to see my creation out in the wild being used by others. Launching a clothing line or a consumer good product would probably be that ideal case scenario for me.”  

What makes you wake up in the morning?

” Things that I can call my own, something I’ve created and led others to experience is ultimately what makes me very energized.  In the past I’ve created a music blog where I went through the process of putting together a website, promoting a digital brand and building a community. Having full control of the direction of that project gave me a lot of satisfaction and purpose. ”   

What would be your ideal case scenario for the near future?

” To create or co-create something that has a big impact and adds value to people’s lives – something that I can proudly say ”I built that”. The coolest thing would be to see my creation out in the wild being used by others. Launching a clothing line or a consumer good product would probably be that ideal case scenario for me.”