With Meet LGMSD, we take you behind the scenes to introduce you to the folks who make us who we are—the Board, the Committees, the volunteers, and the staff. Each week, we plan to introduce you to one of the many individuals who contribute so much to La Grande Main Street, ultimately making La Grande a vibrant, stable, and beautiful place to gather, shop, eat, work, live, and play
This week, we continue our introductions with Bri Troutman, member of the Board of Directors and Beer Fest Committee.
Brianna Troutman was born in Oregon, spending her early years in the near Mt. Hood. Her later childhood was spent in La Grande. Brianna was obsessed with equines and for years was deeply involved in Horse 4-H and later, in high school, as an FFA member, her love of livestock and animals was expanded. Bri graduated from Eastern Oregon University and has been involved in the insurance industry for 12 years, owning Bri Troutman and Associates for seven years.
Bri is passionate about animals and has served on the Blue Mountain Humane Association Board of Directors since 2019 as Vice Chair and has served as BMHA’s President since March of 2022. When Bri is not working, she can be found at the shelter, helping to find homes for lost or unwanted animals. She has 3 dogs and 2 cats at present.
Along with serving on the LGMS Board of Directors, she has been involved with Eastern Oregon Beer Fest for six years and counting. She is deeply committed to the event and hopes to see it grow as the years go by.
Bri loves LGMSD and is excited for the upcoming projects the organization is working on. She understands the importance of a thriving downtown sector and what that means for the community as a whole.
Outside of her community involvement, Bri loves the Eastern Oregon outdoors. She loves hiking, fishing, hunting, and foraging for the bounty of edible treasures found in our area. Bri says that her greatest achievements are her two children, Kaia and Marco.
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