A highly innovative and multi-disciplined leader and trainer with over 20 years experience in progressively challenging leadership positions in both public and private sector. Brenden brings to Appreciation Financial skills in leading, organizing, developing and empowering people to achieve extraordinary levels of success, solving complex problems, selling and negotiating. He is the model of appreciation: a generous steward of his time, talent and treasure at the service of others.
Brenden’s career began upon his graduation from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Management (Civil). He later earned a Masters Degree in Physics Education from Oregon State University and obtained his secondary teaching credential in the State of Oregon after military service in Europe and Southwest Asia. During his 20 year career as a military officer, Brenden served in a variety of command, staff and teaching assignments culminating in his selection as one of the top mentors in leader development of junior military officers in the Army Reserve Western Region. He is currently serving the nation in the Army Reserve as a Group Deputy Commander where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Having a passion for service and spirituality, Brenden served the Archdiocese of Portland as an Administrative Manager for Bishop Kenneth Steiner. Here he assisted four non-profit organization boards, two at the community-level, where he specialized in stewardship and homelessness issues in the City of Corvallis, Oregon. Afterward his employment by the diocese, he remained an avid volunteer in multiple ministries at the parish-level.
Brenden entered the field of commercial building construction in 1996 where he exercised tenacious leadership to ensure project completion dates and budgets were met on simultaneous multi-million dollar projects of varying complexity. Brenden is also a licensed civil engineer. The past seven years has found him assisting the business community in Las Vegas in resolving geotechnical-related issues to land development; projects include the Palazzo (Venetian), Wynn, Tuscan Cliffs, Spanish Hills Estates, and many others.
He is frequently consulted by various industries for his ideas on leadership, training and customer service. He has served as an advisor to the Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas on the Diocesan Pastoral Council, is the recent past structural track coordinator for the nation-wide professional code education seminar EduCode International, past president of Project Green, an environmental restoration program in Henderson, NV, and Chair of the Las Vegas Chapter of Project H.E.R.O., a disabled veterans assistance program sponsored by the International Code Council.
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