Bryan founded brass when he was 19, working out of his dorm room and parents’ garage in Corvallis, Oregon. In a high school business class in 2000, Bryan wrote a business plan for a teen investment club. Starting the club at his high school, it quickly grew to the largest in the nation, investing nearly $25,000 of students’ allowance money and part-time job paychecks. After high school, Bryan wanted to spread a message about the importance of understanding money that would speak to young adults, not at them. A few years and lots of hard work later, his vision is now a reality.
Bryan’s company, brass|MEDIA Inc., publishes brass|MAGAZINE, a lifestyle money magazine produced for young adults, by young adults about the money side of life™. brass|MAGAZINE has over 465,000 readers across the country, is distributed in 39 states and currently employs 35 people through brass|MEDIA Inc. The newest brass initiative, the brass|STUDENT PROGRAM, takes brass|MAGAZINE into high school classrooms to every public high school in New York and Wisconsin.
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Fast facts about Bryan
- Favorite magazine? brass|Magazine, Fast Company, Inc.
- How tall are you? 5' 9"
- Future goals? Write a book and produce a movie
- Facebook or MySpace? Facebook
- People with facial hair? No opinion
- Favorite music? Country, rap and hiphop
- Bacon or eggs? Bacon
- What did you do in Maui? Lost luggage and went snorkeling
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If you know a credit union innovator who I should interview, please e-mail me at tmcalpine at currencymarketing dot ca.
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