Brett is entering his sixth summer as the Tennis Director at Angel Fire Resort. He spends the spring coaching the boy’s tennis team at South Salem high school in Salem, Oregon.
He grew up in Texas and has worked as a tennis professional in the tennis industry for 38 years where he directed programs at a private club, corporate club, country club, and public tennis center in Texas, Arizona, and Oregon. His tennis industry expertise includes facility management, sales, budgeting, marketing, and community service. He specializes in innovative programming and fitness training for tennis players. Brett has been a USPTA Elite Professional for 38 years and served as the president of the Southwest Professional Tennis Association in 1987.
Over a 35 year period, Brett has organized charity tennis events that have raised thousands of dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Heart Association, and Special Olympics. He also instituted and administered community service tennis programs, including Special Olympics, programs for veterans, seniors and a 10 and Under program for the kids of veterans at the Salem Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Salem, Oregon.
Brett is a leukemia survivor. He and his wife Becky have raised over $14,000 in a two year period at his Texas Shootout Team Tournament at Angel Fire Resort. The Texas Shootout was awarded the “Best Event Of The Year” by the Southwest USTA for 2014. Brett was also honored by being awarded the 2015 Man Of The Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter) raising $30,000, the most of any male candidate. He is very grateful for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society which funded the research for his life saving treatments. Brett’s lifelong mission is to raise funds for LLS with the hope that their valuable research will someday find a cure for all blood diseases. He wants to inspire other cancer patients to turn their adversity into opportunity. He views cancer as the ultimate personal test which pushes you to the limit physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s how you react to the test that counts. Live life to the fullest by embracing your family, faith, and friends.
Brett’s teaching philosophy comes from the philosophy “A successful journey is the destination. Enjoy the fun, fitness and friendship benefits tennis has to offer for a lifetime.”
Please visit Brett’s personal website and blog at: www.lifejourneyspeaker.com