Grow & Lead hires outreach coordinator

MARQUETTE — Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development announces the addition of Taylor Olson-Brutto to its staff as outreach coordinator. The position includes communications and marketing, member relations and the @Give906 GivingTuesday community campaign.

“We are excited to welcome Taylor to our team,” said Grow & Lead CEO Amy Quinn. “Taylor brings a wide variety of experience and skills that will benefit our nonprofit members across the U.P.”

Olson-Brutto’s areas of expertise include communication, nonprofit infrastructure, mission engagement, workplace culture, diversity, equity and inclusion and sustainable programming.

“I am excited to be working with a great team leading the way in assisting many organizations that make our communities a better place,” said Olson-Brutto. “I am looking forward to learning, growing and leading across the U.P. with so many wonderful organizations.”

Olson-Brutto worked for The Salvation Army for 16 years including the past eight years as an executive director and lead pastor. She spent three of those years as the intercultural ministry field advisor for western Michigan.

Volunteer work has played an important role in Olson-Brutto’s life. She has been a board member for Michigan City (IND) Area Schools’ continuing education program and was a co-founder and board member of Josh’s Hope Foundation which gives children with special needs an outdoor adventure.

Olson-Brutto is passionate about social justice, youth development, storytelling and the outdoors. Her life purpose is to create a community that is strategically and holistically effective in facilitating belonging for all people while providing life-changing experiences. She and her husband reside in Alger County with their two children.

Grow & Lead provides youth-serving and nonprofit organizations with expertise, training and learning opportunities so that all youth can thrive in healthy communities across the Upper Peninsula. For more information, visit glcyd.org.


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