Brent Taylor, the former business development manager at a Michigan rehabilitation center, has been chosen to lead the nonprofit Wyakin Warrior Foundation.
“We are thrilled to have Brent join the Wyakin team as its executive director,” Jeff Bacon, the foundation’s board president, said in a release. “He brings with him a strong background in nonprofit management, as well as in business and franchise development.”
Taylor comes to Boise from the Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center. The center, located on a 35-acre wooded campus outside Lansing, Mich., focuses on recovery, restoring quality of life and independence for adults who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.
“I am pleased and honored to support the important mission of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation and to have the opportunity to enable men and women who have sacrificed for our country to create future successes for them, their families, and their communities,” Taylor said.
The Wyakin Warrior Foundation was created to help enable wounded and injured veterans achieve personal and professional success as business and community leaders. The group’s long-term goal is to expand its services from the Pacific Northwest to the entire nation.
“As we seek to provide our successful model to a larger number of veterans around the country, (Taylor’s) experience will be invaluable,” Bacon said. “His versatility as a manager and communicator is precisely what our organization needs as we move into our next growth phase.”
Taylor grew up in East Lansing, Mich., and earned a bachelor’s degree Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University. While in Michigan, he coached a varsity boys lacrosse team.