Bret has spent more than thirteen years supporting NGOs and grassroots movements across the US and abroad including GRID Alternatives, Re-Food, United Way, Boys & Girls Clubs and more. Through his work, he’s helped reduce food insecurity throughout Portugal, bring renewable energy to underserved communities in the Bay Area, lead a global movement of youth social entrepreneurs, and was at the forefront of research to remove invasive fish species from the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. He has a passion for creating collaborative solutions to pressing problems, developing harmonious partnerships, and finding joy in challenging situations. Bret is also an entrepreneur in the health & wellness space, empowering people from all backgrounds to find their personal pathways to well-being through yoga, breathwork, meditation, and giving back to their communities. He has a B.S. in Zoology and a minor in French language and culture from Southern Illinois University.