Bryan is the Executive Director of Love Stanislaus County. Previously, he had 16 years of experience working in higher education and collaborating with community partners. He believes there is nothing more powerful than believing in people and connecting them to resources and opportunities.
Bryan’s educational background includes an AA in General Studies from Modesto Junior College with a Certificate in Shakespeare Studies, a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Constitutional Law from California State University, Stanislaus with a certificate in Community College Administration. Bryan also holds a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University and is currently completing his Doctoral Degree from the University of Massachusetts Global. Lasty, Bryan spent two years immersed in the teachings of equity and diversity with the Center for Urban Education Department at the University of Southern California.
Bryan is a life-long resident of the Central Valley. He was born in Modesto where he resides with his wife Sandy, their son Kyler, Jinxy the cat and JoJo the dog. Bryan loves spending time with family and friends, rooting for the Raiders and Athletics, volunteering, camping, fishing, reading, writing, photography and all things leadership
What is your role at Love Stanislaus County?
I am blessed to serve as the Executive Director. This means I am responsible for all the day to day operations of the organization. Additionally, Bryan is responsible for all public relations, marketing and branding for the organization. It's Bryan's job to take the vision of the LSC board and CEO and create plans to carry out those visions.
What do you love the most about your job?
Hands down the people we are able to serve, our impact on the community and the lives we change. I also love collaborating with other community organizations.
What do you love most about living in Stanislaus County?
Stanislaus County is an amazing place to raise a family. Our county is filled with so many wonderful people, non-profits, and organizations doing so many good things to serve and help people. I was born and raised here and have been blessed to have lived in Ceres, Modesto, Oakdale and Turlock. From Graffiti Nights and the Wine and Cheese Festival to the Oakdale Rodeo and Apricot Festival there is just so much to enjoy.
In what ways do you participate in the community?
I am a part of New Life Christen Church in Turlock. I serve on Stanislaus County’s Focus on Prevention team, Stanislaus Cradle to Career Partnership, Stan Youth Empowerment Alliance, Able Works Advisory Board, Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, and I serve as a board member for the Hispanic Leadership Council of Stanislaus County.