Thank you to Mr. Bryan Stewart, creator of our official logo!
Word of the mission and goals of the High Mountain Youth Project spread to Bryan Stewart of Pasadena, CA, via Natalie Benavides of New York City, daughter of Roy and Laurie Benavides, of Alto, N.M. As a gift to our Project, Bryan interpreted the winning student logo design and created the Style Guide for our logo and nomenclature free of charge. When the student saw Bryan’s rendition, she said, “He captured what I was thinking!”
Bryan Stewart is president of The Outdoor Recreation Group, whose backpacks and related outdoor accessories are sold at mass market and sporting goods retailers nationwide under the Outdoor Products, Fieldline and Columbia brands. Bryan’s return to the company in 2015 came 15 years after his three-year tenure as marketing director.
Over the previous 14 years, Bryan made enduring contributions to national and state initiatives to promote organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. Most recently Bryan was executive director of Explore Transplant, a nonprofit organization partnering with health care providers to help patients, their family and friends explore transplant and living donation as treatment options. He previously served for over 12 years as vice president of communications at OneLegacy, the nonprofit organ and tissue recovery organization serving the greater Los Angeles area. His contributions to the field include founding or leading roles in the Donor Designation Collaborative, Donate Life California Registry, Living Donation California, the Donate Life Rose Parade Float campaign, and nationwide adoption of the Donate Life brand. Bryan serves on the board of directors of American Red Cross Blood Services Southern California Region and previously served in the same capacity for Donate Life America, Donate Life California and Explore Transplant.
Previously Bryan was a consultant at international branding agency Siegel & Gale, with clients including Experian, Technicolor and EMJ. He also spent six years in sports marketing as director of marketing programs for Major League Soccer and vice president at CE Sports, where he managed the ESPN-televised Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League and relationships with sponsors Anheuser-Busch, Paul Mitchell Salon Haircare, Sony Autosound and Champion.
He began his career in the Paramount Pictures motion picture promotions and publicity department, during which time he received a writing credit on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Bryan graduated from UCLA in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Raised in Oklahoma and Northern California, he resides in Pasadena, Calif.