Alumni Entrepreneurs

Alyx Fier, 1984


True North LLC

Type of Business

Sales and Related

Date of Operation

Founded 1990

Description of Business or Organization

True North manufactures bags, fire resistant clothing and hydration systems for fire fighters, industrial safety and military applications under the brands True North, DragonFur, and Drink!

Contact Information

PO Box 28789
Seattle, WA

Please describe any patents you hold on inventions or processes and where those are held and when you got the patent.

Back pack suspension patent #5,529,229 Waterproof carrier patent #6,149,305 These are my designs and I hold the patents.

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

Studying the collaborative creative arts (film, theater, music) taught me how to build and manage a team. It also gave me deep understanding of the creative process and the ability to fully embrace failure as an integral tool for creating success.