Brittney Bogues

Company: Safe Alliance Nonprofit
Position:Community Outreach Coordinator
Age: 29

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

Baltimore, MD

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CHARLOTTE AREA?

On and off for 29 years

TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOU?

I’ve grown up in Charlotte and have truly witnessed it grow from a small town to a booming metropolis. I am a sports fanatic and self-proclaimed foodie who’s always looking for a new adventure. I’m a big believer in following my passions and keeping faith first in my life.

DURING YOUR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY OR PROJECT, WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORIAL MOMENT?

I volunteer with #lunchbagCLT and after we prepared over 200 lunches for the community we set out to distribute them. Nothing can compare to when a little boy gave me the biggest hug after he received a lunch and said he hadn’t had a meal in two days so this was a true blessing. It was quite memorable so I’m thankful for the organizers who put together such an awesome community project.

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY?

I think I contribute to the community by creating unique opportunities through different platforms, one being events, for diverse groups of people to interact, have fun while feeling empowered because we are supporting local/national causes.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTEREST?

I love to travel, spending time with my dog/family/friends, working out especially yoga and going to concerts. I also enjoy taking photos of food, my adventures and architecture.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE THAT YOU STAND BY?

“You've got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you've got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret.”- Unknown

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?

In 5 years I see myself playing a key role in a national nonprofit, helping them with brand management and community partnerships.

CAN YOUR SHARE ONE THING THAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Sure, a major to do on my bucket list is going skydiving, which I plan to do this summer!

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU USED YOUR PASSPORT?

Last month when I visited Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?

I like comic books and playing some video games.

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

My parents are my heroes because they have dealt with being young parents and have both overcome insurmountable odds to provide for their family. I wouldn’t be half the person I am if it wasn’t for them. They both followed their dreams and have always pushed me to do the same; for that I am forever grateful.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?

Captain America: Civil War

WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?

Bryson Tiller