Brett Smith is a professional storyteller, with nearly two decades of nonprofit leadership and development experience. He holds a master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and has worked for a variety of organizations including healthcare, human services and academia.
Most recently, Brett worked as the Director of Communications at The DIsability Network, a center for independent living in Flint, Michigan, where he developed and executed meaningful and accessible communication initiatives to engage with customers and resources. He also worked many years for Living Alternatives for the Developmentally Disabled as Regional Director for their Oakland County services, being responsible for operations of the nonprofit which provided licensed care homes for developmentally disabled adults.
In his free time, Brett enjoys being creative through painting, drawing and photography. He also is involved in the local community theatre scene as an actor, producer and Board Treasurer at Flint Community Players.
Brett has one sibling, an older brother, Scott, who is developmentally disabled. At age 52, Scott was finally diagnosed with William’s Syndrome after changing to a new physician who happened to have knowledge of this rare disease.