Alumni Entrepreneurs

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Alumni Entrepreneurs

Dennis Held, BA, 1988Area 58 Sign

Business/Organization/Inventions

Area 58

Type of Business

Art Gallery and Secondhand Store

Date of Operation

2006-present

Contact Information

3036 N. Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205

(509) 327-0427

Email Dennis

http://experiencespokane.com

Dennis HeldHow did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life

Evergreen taught me that if I wanted something done, I'd better learn how to do it myself. Once, while learning how to shoot video, I dumped a TV monitor onto the sidewalk outside the Mods. Crash! I had to pay for a new one--ouch. But someone at Media Loan helped arrange payments, and hired me to work off a part of the debt. I learned to be more careful with the equipment--and I learned I could get help when I needed it. I learned I could make life-long friends with my teachers—hey there, Rudy Martin!—and fellow students: ditto, Steve Blakeslee. I learned that no matter where I go, no matter what I do, I'll always have a piece of Evergreen's heart in my heart, helping to show me the way. Thanks, Evergreen.