A transplant to Cleveland, Oklahoma in 1995, Brian Carr considers Oklahoma’s Flag City his hometown.
Brian’s connection to the Jordan Valley goes back many years. He is the grandson of Bob Henderson, who is a retired educator in Cleveland, a former city councilman and the owner of Okie Bob’s Big Red BBQ Sauce, which is made in Cleveland and sold in stores all over the region. Brian’s aunt was also a longtime city librarian.
Brian’s knowledge of the nonprofit sector and his lengthy volunteerism resume make him a tremendous asset to the Mayberry Foundation’s board of directors.
Since October of 2010, Brian has held the position of Recruiter for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma in their Tulsa office. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to recruit volunteer mentors for at-risk youth in the Tulsa-metro area.
Brian has lived in Tulsa since May 2004. He serves as the service chair and founding member of the Tulsa Area United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice’s New Leadership Roundtable, and he has volunteered as an adviser at their Camp Anytown since 2012.
Growing up in Cleveland, Brian was often seen wearing a Tigers uniform. He lettered in both football and baseball, served on the student council and was a member of the National Honor Society. During his junior year of high school, Brian was chosen to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Summer Academy in Ponca City. Alongside some of Oklahoma’s top high school students, he gained a better understanding of communication, diversity, teamwork and community service.
After graduation from CHS in 2000, Brian moved to Winfield, Kan., to attend Southwestern College. There he lettered in football three out of his four years and was named football captain his senior season. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in sports management.
Even though Brian now lives in a few minutes away under the bright lights of the big city, he carries himself every day as a Cleveland ambassador who is proud of his small-town, rural roots.
Brian spends his free time fishing, volunteering and enjoying live music.