Tanja Baker, vice president of Gorilla Capital, has been named
one of the winners of this year's "20 Under 40" awards. Each year,
20 of Eugene's most notable emerging business leaders under the age
of 40 are recognized with the award. Judged by a panel of local
business leaders, the accolade is given to professionals for their
significant contributions to their companies and for their
potential to impact the community's future.
"It is an honor to be recognized with this award," Baker said. "I
am very fortunate to work at a firm that offers so many
opportunities for young professionals to succeed."
Baker joined Gorilla Capital in July 2006 and was promoted to vice
president in 2009. She is actively involved in her community,
giving her time to several organizations including the Eugene
Marathon. She has also served as an assistant volleyball coach at
several area high schools.
"Tanja is a natural leader who continuously goes beyond the call of
duty in the workplace," said John Helmick, CEO of Gorilla Capital.
"She is well respected by her colleagues and is both enthusiastic
and inspiring. We are lucky to have her on our team."
Tanja grew up in Parker, Colo., where her parents still live. She
attended Ponderosa High School in Colorado and graduated from Baker
University in Baldwin City, Kan., with a bachelor's degree in
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