Chief Executive Officer
Bryan is the co-founder of Ride On. With over 37 years’ experience in therapeutic riding, he has lectured and written on a variety of issues affecting nonprofits and the philanthropic sector including organizational development, financial transparency, human resource, wise giving and founder issues. Most recently his opinion piece on the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act appeared in the LA Times. He is a board member of Play Conejo, a nonprofit supporting local parks. He is past Program Design Chair of Cal Lutheran University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Region 11 Representative for the national organization, PATH International, and was one of the founding members of what is now the PATH Center Advancement Committee. He remains active as a consultant and advisor to riding centers around the country. Bryan manages one of the largest horse shows in the country for individuals with disabilities, The CALNET Show, and in 2015 he was Competition Manager for the Special Olympics World Games Equestrian Competition. Bryan is an active horseman who enjoys trail riding, horse camping, hiking and golf. He co-founded Ride On and volunteered for seven years before being hired as Executive Director. He has a degree in political science from Occidental College.
Below are links to some articles I’ve written touching on a few of the themes I think important in building a successful, sustainable nonprofit. At the end I’ve listed some resources you will find helpful if you’re interested in our field.