Bret Rios Hired as New Operations Director

After an extensive search and months of interviews, The Blue Devils have hired Bret Rios as the organizations Operations Director.

Bret's experience is substantial, with 5 years of non-profit youth program operations, over 13 years of general business operations, and 9 years of marketing/sales/promotion experience. Plus, he has been heavily involved in youth development activities for many many years, engaged in a wide range of activities and projects. Bret has raised money for youth projects for a very long time, from running formal fund-raising campaigns, to creating pledge-based marathons, to managing fee-generating activities. He has even worked on the Board of a weekly bingo fund-raising operation.

Bret has been a musician and performer since he was six years old. He is a accomplished violinist (classical, country, and pop), who has performed in several orchestras, such as the California Youth Symphony and the Salem Symphony. Bret used to be a drummer/percussionist who performed in the percussion section of the Salem Symphony. He has performed in choirs, and toured Europe for six weeks with the Willamette University singers and jazz band, ultimately performing at the annual Vienna Music Festival.

Bret has a BA in Psychology and a Master of Management for Business, Government, and Non-Profit Administration.
2006-03-05