Jared Mees is an entrepreneur, arts enthusiast, musician and father. Jared has devoted the last 14 years to creating and growing Tender Loving Empire from a small mom and pop retail operation and hobby record label into a multi-million dollar company with 6 locations and 40+ employees. As the manager of TLE’s record label, Jared was instrumental in the development of the careers of dozens of artists including Typhoon, Y La Bamba, Andy Shauf, and Magic Sword. A musician himself, he has toured extensively throughout the USA and has released 5 albums under his own name as well as an upcoming album with his family band Triple Rainbow. Jared lives in Portland, Oregon with wife/TLE co-founder Brianne Mees and their kids July (9) and Piper (4).