Bend is the Silicon Valley’s Newest Suburb

While most people jump in their cars or walk to public transportation to get to work, Darren Pleasance starts up his plane.

Pleasance's family decided to make Bend, Oregon, their permanent home in 2010 even though it meant flying back and forth to the Bay Area for him. When he was tapped by Google to lead its global customer acquisitions team a couple of years later, he explained he would be out of the country most of the time. READ MORE: