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About Us

About Respect My Region

Since 2011 Respect My Region has been dying to prove how much we love the Northwest.

RMR started off as a clothing line back at Central Washington University and has grown into a full-blown lifestyle and music blog.

Our team has dedicated itself to elevating urban culture from across the Pacific Northwest and we truly want our fans to know we wouldn’t be who we are without you.  

“Family Over Everything” is our motto here at RMR, so if you see us on the street, at a concert, or experiencing fits of sleepless delusion and stress, come say hi and let us know how we’re doing.

Mitch Pfeifer

Mitch Pfeifer

Mitch Pfeifer is one of the co-owners of Respect My Region. He has been producing hip-hop music since the age of 14 under the production name "M-Pyre". A true entrepreneur at heart he got his start in business selling skateboards out of his trunk in high school. He graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Business and formed RMR in 2011 alongside Andy. He handles the hip-hop blog, customer relations, marketing, and administrative "stuff" at RMR.. Follow him on Twitter: @MpyreP

Andy Layman

Andy Layman

Creative Director

Andy is one of the co-owners of Respect My Region and designs all of the graphics for the clothing line. He grew up in Ellensburg, Washington, but currently lives in Tacoma, Washington. His schooling consists of two degrees one in Information Technology and one in Graphic Design both from Central Washington University.

Joseph Brabo

Joseph Brabo

Joey Brabo aka JayPing, is RMR's director of marketing, lead editor, and was awarded trapper of the year by his peers for 2014. What does that mean? Joey spends all of his time networking with local artists/businesses, going to local shows, and blogging about the PNW. He is passionate about all things related to business, family, music, and sports. Feel free to reach out via email: "joey@RespectMyRegion.com"