For the past decade, Jesse Russell has worked as a television producer in New York and Los Angeles. In 2014, he felt it was time to return to his roots and his hometown of Bend, Oregon. When he arrived, he found the city in an affordable housing crisis. Gone were the days of the 100K home. In an effort to solve this problem, he started Tongue and Groove Tiny Homes with his childhood friend Kit Blackwelder. He is now producing tiny homes, tiny taverns and working on a cottage housing development.