Branna joined the SLO Food Bank team in June 2020 and is excited to be a member of a phenomenal organization that offers relief to those who are finding themselves in the most challenging situations. She was born and raised in Missouri. After graduating high school, she studied at the University of Missouri – Columbia (MIZZOU) while also serving in the US Army Reserve. After a year-long deployment overseas and a six-month course at the Defense Language Institute, she graduated from MIZZOU with a dual-degree in International Business, emphasis in Marketing.
After living in a few different states and working in various for-profit roles, Branna shifted her career in 2014 to fundraising and community development for the American Cancer Society. After four impactful years serving Monterey County communities, she followed the sunshine and landed in San Luis Obispo. Branna was honored to join the Woods Humane Society as the Development Manager, and after a month, her family grew by adding a sweet stray found in Paso Robles. As “normal day” life flipped upside down amid the global pandemic, an opportunity to help those at risk of hunger came forth, and she was excited to become part of the solution. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and fur babes, enjoying the great outdoors, listening to music, and traveling the world.