Nevada-born Briana “Booya Briana” Silvernail has become the new area director for the Apex Leadership Company Reno-Northern Nevada. As a University of Nevada Reno alum that grew up in Las Vegas, Briana is excited to bring her enthusiasm and passion for working with kids to Apex.
Briana graduated in May 2013 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies (and a minor in Substance Abuse Prevention), and was hired as a Team Member for Apex just shortly after that where she worked with the Apex Fun Run - Las Vegas program.
“Growing up in Vegas my whole life, falling in love with a Vegas local, and a great job opportunity brought me back home, but there's always been a part of me that wanted to get back to Reno,” Briana says. “After working as a Team Member, I was promoted to Team Lead, and eventually to a Team Manager. But I couldn't help but think what next?”
That “next step” came in the form of Apex — where Briana is now on a mission to build leaders where “the cherry on top” is getting kids excited about being active and healthy, all the while assisting schools and PTA/PTOs across the Northern Nevada area raise much-needed funds for their programs. She is proud to be a young female business owner with a locally owned company and looks forward to serving youth and her community for years to come.
With an energetic smile, fierce dedication to hard work and the ability to be silly all in the name of getting kids excited about school fundraising as well as fitness and exercise, Briana represents the kind of passion and commitment that the Apex program is build upon.