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this is us!

A passionate team of practical dreamers who work hard to make these once-in-a-lifetime experiences possible, meaningful and unforgettable. Our interests include—but are not limited to—basketball, dogs, Game of Thrones trivia, office pranks, cornhole and hanging out with each other.

meet ryan & matt

Ryan Cummins and Matt Pohlson met as undergrads while attending Stanford University. Soon after, they both received their MBAs and worked together as executive producers for the Clinton Foundation. They’ve been best friends ever since.

ryan cummins

co-founder, CEO

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Neurosurgeon. And as a 5th grader I somehow managed to obtain an actual human brain for the science fair. That earned me street cred through middle school, but in retrospect this was probably not okay.

What’s something only your closest friends know about you (until now)?

I have a series of tattoos dedicated to my family, which we got together. I continue to add more to remember relatives and celebrate new ones, including my wife Lisa.

What’s your dream Omaze experience?

I'd like to go to space with my brother (Matthew), sister (Katie), and our spouses (Lillian, Paul and Lisa). We were raised to be best friends and my most rewarding experiences have become seeing the the world light up for them. I suppose a trip to space would offer the most literal capture of that reward.

matt pohlson

co-founder, CEO

What did you want to be when you grew up?

NBA basketball player.

What’s something only your closest friends know about you (until now)?

I was supposed to die when I was born and doctors told my parents I wouldn't live for more than a couple months. I only survived because my mom was a badass and trusted maternal instincts over doctor's orders.

What’s your dream Omaze experience?

Roast marshmallows and tell campfire stories with Barack Obama, Jon Stewart, Oprah, Elon Musk, Bill Murray, and my parents.

chief

spiritual guide

Our spiritual guide and resident lap warmer, Chief is a dog who likes carrots.

Our spiritual guide and resident lap warmer, Chief is a dog who likes carrots.

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