Life moves pretty fast for OASC Alum Brant Minor, but he has decided to take advice from Ferris Bueller, “If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Brant was involved with OASC from 1998-2002 attending two National Conferences, Summer Leadership Camp and various other OASC events. A southern Oregon native and graduate of Grants Pass High School, Brant loved making the trek to Fall Conference in Seaside. “The whole town was full of incredibly spirited leaders from all over the state,” he said. They were “passionate about making the world a better place.”
During his time at conferences and camps, Brant felt making connections with other leaders was just as important as learning new leadership skills. “The connections I made through OASC have helped me tremendously throughout my life. From being able to travel anywhere in Oregon and always having a place to stay to knowing the right person to speak with when it comes to business. The relationships I created during my time with OASC have given me a leg up in life.”
After Graduating from High School, Brant graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in Marketing/Management. He went on to earn his MBA from Southern Oregon University. During his time at Southern Oregon University Brant coached basketball. Now, Brant owns his own basketball organization called Max Hoops where he focuses on connecting student players with college coaches.
While working with student athletes, Brant sees the strengths students need to lead their teams and others successfully. “I think it is crucial for students to be confident and comfortable with who they are. I feel it’s impossible to lead others if you aren’t sure of yourself.”
Now, in the position to reflect on his high school leadership experience, Brant wished he knew how fast the experience went. “I am reminded of another great quote that I picked up from OASC. ‘I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.’ OASC taught me to live a full life.”
Brant currently works for an events and marketing company while running Max Hoops. He married his wife Nicole in July 2015 and they currently reside in Portland, Oregon.
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