Bryn Sowash serves Rural Action as the Operations Director overseeing staff onboarding, training and development, impact tracking, process improvement and implementation, and budget monitoring. Bryn previously served as the National Service Program Planner and successfully developed and helped implement an expansion of Rural Action’s National Service programming. Under Bryn’s guidance, the Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps expanded from 31 members to 70 members and specifically increased the Corps’ capacity to address the climate crisis.
Before joining Rural Action, Bryn served on the Senior Leadership Team at a arts technology company, helping to develop new initiatives and providing operational support to clients and internal teams. Her background in service spans from an AmeriCorps term in college to cycling for affordable housing with Bike and Build to leading the National Conference for Women in Economic and Leadership Development.
At home, Bryn enjoys gardening, making music, practicing yoga, tending to her bee hives, and spending as much time outside as possible with her daughter, husband, and two dogs.