A life or death ski accident dramatically changed Bryan’s perspective on life. That moment created a ripple in his life that transformed the way we do business as MiiR. It’s taken him near and far from Boise Idaho to Buchanan Liberia where’s he’s been inspired by the joy and resiliency of those he has met.
On April 15, 2006, lying against that tree not knowing if I would live or die, I thought, what would people say about me at my funeral? And that question cut to the core of who I was.
Having inherited his grandfather’s entrepreneurial spirit, it wasn’t until a life-or-death ski accident at the age of 20 that Bryan Papé fully realized his vision to begin building a legacy of generosity. That clarity, coupled with design opportunity in active lifestyle products, led to MiiR’s launch in 2010.
A Product to Project™ company committed to trackable giving, MiiR gives 3% of revenue to partner organizations with an aim to provide people with access to a better future. Every product we design is built in-house with an emphasis on innovation, timelessness, simplicity and sustainability.
MiiR partners with some of the most respected nonprofits in the world to create sustainable giving projects in the clean water, health and food sectors that address both domestic and international issues. To date, we have given over $600,000 and empowered the lives of 100,000+ people worldwide, and invite customers to track the impact of their purchase through our Give Code™ registration process.
By being authentic, generous and transparent, we’ve been able to improve our business results, proving that there need not be a disconnect between business and philanthropy.
Outside of MiiR, Bryan has many passions including teaching his daughter to explore, bird hunting with his vizsla and building his family’s cabin in the middle of nowhere. He enjoys skiing and mountaineering, and has successfully summited Mount Rainier on four occasions, two of them with his wife Rebecca. Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, he considers the Pacific Northwest home after having lived in Seattle for close to fifteen years.
In 2016, Bryan was named a 40 Under 40 business leader by the Puget Sound Business Journal, the same publication that named MiiR the third fastest-growing private company in Washington in the same year. He received the first Young Alum of the Year award from his alma mater Seattle Pacific University in 2009, and in 2015 was awarded the first Young Alum of the Year in the SPU School of Business and Economics. Bryan and Rebecca were honored as Supporters of the Year by One Day's Wages in 2013.
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