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