Vanessa Miller has spent nearly two decades on the agency side—and well over a decade at Wieden+Kennedy, Portland—helping a wide range of brands strategically position and reposition themselves. Most prominently among them: Nike, Amazon, Fisher-Price, TurboTax, HP and Wildfang. Building upon a dual degree in communications and mathematics, she is a rare right-brain/left-brain talent who believes fiercely in the power of creativity to solve problems, business and otherwise. Growing up in Ohio, Vanessa inherited a Midwestern work ethic, a love of the Buckeyes, and a disdain for pretense. She is also the proud mother of Freddie Mercury, a 9-year-old (lady) terrier rescue.