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Episode 92 - John Chiles, MBA Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, John Chiles. A native of the Missouri Ozarks, John has walked a winding road to where he is now. The middle child of seven, he grew up in a house with thousands of books. John spent most of his childhood running through the woods, feigning sickness to avoid weekly piano lessons and exploring nearby waters in his canoe. While in college he studied biology, lived abroad in Norway, and started two clubs; one, a thriving sustainability organization, and the other, the surprisingly short-lived “MacGyver Club”. After college he moved to the Pacific Northwest, where he worked in construction for several years, built custom windows, drove a school bus, and ran a hydroelectric plant at an off-the-grid community in the wilds of Washington State. John got his MBA with an emphasis on finance at Bainbridge Graduate Institute. For four years, he managed the startup deal screening and investment due diligence for E8 Angels, a Seattle angel investment group that funds innovative cleantech startups. After ten years away, John recently moved back to the Ozarks where he and his father are partnering with a local developer to create a complex of irrigated fields and greenhouses in Springfield Missouri. The Noble Hill Agricultural Development will use waste energy from a municipal power plant to heat greenhouses, grow food and train new farmers. He makes lighting sculptures in his spare time. He also enjoys kayaking and epic hikes with friends. Check out Farm Team Ozarks: Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.

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