Todd Millar is the owner of Pull Caffe Wood Roasted Coffee, Pull Caffe Wood Fired Bakery and Hand Made Pull Espresso Machines, based in Yacolt. Currently, Millar is building A-frame Airbnb cabins on his seven-acre home and business property located in the foothills of the active Mount Saint Helens volcano. Learn about Todd Millar…
Hometown: Vancouver/Battle Ground, WA
First job: Rockys Pizza
Favorite ways to spend your free time in WA: Experiencing new restaurants.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Raising my children and sharing my passions of food and beverages through the products I sell and produce.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Taking on too many projects. I’m passionate about and realizing I’m only one person.
Someone who inspires you and why: Nathan Myhrvold and Elon Musk. I am inspired by Nathan because after retiring from Microsoft with all the resources in the world, he decided to go after his passion of bread, pizza and cooking without anything but pure love of the craft and science to share with the world. Elon Musk because he innovates without fear stopping him.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Never do it for money. Be willing to work for much less than you’re actually worth and success will follow you.
Favorite quote: “Your diamonds are not far in the distant mountains in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.” —Russel Conwell, 1901 (Acres Of Diamonds)
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I didn’t attend college and learned metalworking, engineering, woodworking, marketing, branding and food/beverage by trial by fire and passion.
What makes someone fabulous: Passion beyond monetary and peer acceptance.