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Sr. Recruiter

Tony Whittum

The only per­son you should try to be bet­ter than is the per­son you were yesterday.

Tony Whittum

Recruiting is best done with your gut!

Tony was born and raised in Eaton Rapids Michigan, attended Michigan State University, has lived in Detroit, Boston, Dallas (completing his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from U of Texas Arlington), Seattle and Medford Oregon. He has called Portland home since 2000, which is also how long he's been a recruiter! He's recruited for various industries including IT, Semi-Conductors, Manufacturing and Distribution, Creative and others.

When he isn't recruiting you can find him playing with one or all of his three dogs, in his workshop refinishing furniture, riding or turning a wrench on motorcycles or traveling with his lovely wife Vikki, plinking on the guitar, reading, or playing disc golf with their two sons Ben and Edan.

What's the single most underrated moment in the history of sports?

Olympic Stadium in Mexico City on October 16, 1968, two African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos each raised a black-gloved fist during the playing of the US national anthem in a "Human Rights" protest. While on the podium, Smith and Carlos, who had won gold and bronze medals respectively in the 200-meter running event turned to face the US flag and then kept their hands raised until the anthem had finished. In addition, Smith, Carlos, and Australian silver medalist Peter Norman all wore human-rights badges on their jackets.

Each were expelled from the games after being backed by the Olympic Committee.

In the interim between 1968 and 2019 not a whole lot has changed for the better in regard to human suffering