Oregon FCCLA is very excited about our new partnership with TRI Leadership Resources, LLC, an Oregon-based company that serves FCCLA and our sister Career Technical Student Organizations across the nation. TeamTRI will be working to provide leadership and management services to support our FCCLA Board of Directors, State Officers, local chapters, and all leaders who are helping to advance FCCLA in Oregon.
TRI’s staff counts more than 50 team members across the nation. While many of them will be supporting Oregon FCCLA, the key leaders we will be working with are Ryan Underwood and Brittani Parker.
Ryan Underwood was born and raised in Southern Oregon where he founded TRI twenty years ago. He was a three time state/national officer for FBLA and has since worked on the local, state, and national level to advance CTSOs and Career Technical Education with great distinction—including earning honorary FCCLA membership in Georgia and Oklahoma. Ryan, along with his wife and business partner, Carrie, now make their home Oklahoma with their two young daughters. While Ryan greatly misses his home in Oregon, he has found Oklahoma home to great people like his home state and that living in the center of the country allows him to easily get around the nation and still get home to his family. Ryan helped plan and create the grant that allows FCCLA to remain alive in Oregon. He brings great vision and a “can do” attitude to every project. His enthusiasm is contagious and his sense of humor makes him a pleasure to work with. He will be serving as our Executive Director.
Brittani is a former FCCLA member, state president, and National Vice President of Membership. She is passionate about FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences Education. She earned her degree with honors in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Oklahoma State University and has been instrumental in supporting National FCCLA and individual states in program and leadership development. She also lives in Oklahoma where she serves on the Oklahoma FCCLA Foundation Board and brings a wealth of knowledge about FCCLA programs and expertise. She is young and energetic and remembers that having fun is an important part of FCCLA. Her positive attitude is inspiring. Brittani will be serving as our Associate Director.
Ryan and Brittani are honored and excited to be working with us. And, Oregon FCCLA looks forward to a long relationship with TRI Leadership and especially working closely with Ryan Underwood and Brittani Parker. Be sure to look for them at the State Leadership Conference and welcome them to Oregon FCCLA.