Evan Streusand runs a handmade women’s shoe company called Fortress of Inca, which he started 10 years ago. He and his wife also started a robe company called Highway Robery. Learn more about Evan and his work in episode 109 of The Path to Authenticity.


If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

Hey Y’all


Where were you born?

Houston, Texas


Where is the place you call home?

Austin, Texas


When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Either a baseball player, a basketball player, or something in movies or music.


What is your profession?

I work in fashion. About 10 years ago, I started a handmade women’s shoe company called Fortress of Inca, which I still run. My wife and I also started a robe company called Highway Robery.


What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?

Something in the arts, like music or film.


What is your favorite quote?

“Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool Opotamus?” (Mitch Hedberg joke)


What is your preferred form of creative expression?

Playing music


What is your favorite movie, song, and work of art?

Movie – Back to the Future, Song – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right by Bob Dylan


Who do you admire most?

My dad. He’s an incredible example for me to look up to.


Who is your celebrity crush?

Charlize Theron


What historical figure would you most like to meet?

Ben Franklin


What natural gift or ability would you most like to possess?

An awesome singing voice


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Creating a family that I love more than anything.


What quality do you admire most in a person?



What is something you would like to learn about?

Music production


What is your idea of success?

Making sure my family is well taken care of and having a lot of people in my life that I care about.


What would you like people to say about you when you’re gone?

That I was a good dad and husband, that I was curious about the world; and wasn’t afraid to try things in life.