Brittany joined ventures. in 2010.
As Associate Director, Brittany oversees the internal operations of ventures, including finances, human resources, grants and contracts, and resource development.
Brittany joined Ventures because she believes in the power of small business ownership to transform lives, build community, and create financial independence. Ventures’ mission is unique and powerful in the Puget Sound region, and she is committed to increasing the impact of our services for those we serve.
Prior to Ventures., Brittany’s experiences ranged in scope but focused on increasing impact in human service oriented nonprofit organizations. Her work has included translation and case management for immigrant students in an urban elementary school, program evaluation consulting for a variety of agencies, counseling and wellness services for pregnant women, volunteer work as a free tax consultant and women’s shelter staff, and most recently, program development in the nutrition department at a food bank in Washington DC.
Brittany is also on the Board of Hunger Intervention Program in north Seattle, and is a member of the Puget Sound Grantwriters’ Association and the American Evaluation Association. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with a focus in nonprofit management from the Evans School at the University of Washington, and a BA in Sociology and Spanish from Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania.
Brittany would love to open a farm to table bed and breakfast!
Brittany’s coworkers describe her: “Brittany is passionate about reducing poverty and passionate about small business development. Working at Ventures fulfills these passions as well as her self-knowledge that for her a job has to be more than work; it has to give back to personal beliefs. Brittany applauds bold, active choices. As someone who has made them in her life that have resulted in decisive actions, she can relate to the clients who are doing a similar thing – making challenging and bold decisions to take the classes, start a business and use the resources offered.”