ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Bryan Stewart’s book Hope Blooms is a first-of-its kind, behind-the-scenes account of Rose Parade float participation that details Donate Life’s blueprint for inspiring millions to save lives as organ and tissue donors.

Between 2001 and 2015, Bryan made seminal and lasting contributions to advances in organ, eye and tissue donation and nationwide adoption of the Donate Life brand. As vice president of communications at OneLegacy, the nonprofit organ and tissue recovery organization serving the greater Los Angeles area, he served on the boards of Donate Life America, Donate Life California and Explore Transplant. He was a leader of ongoing major initiatives including the Donate Life Rose Parade Float campaign, Living Donation California, and the system for reporting data from state organ and tissue donor registries.

Throughout his 30-year career in entertainment, sports, consumer products and organ donation, Bryan continues to serve a wide range of nonprofit and for-profit organizations and initiatives as an expert in strategic branding and program development as well as a highly regarded speaker.

Early in his career, Bryan’s first foray into writing led to a screenwriting credit on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Bryan has been interviewed by scores of national and regional news outlets, including CNN, CBS Early Show, History’s Modern Marvels, USA Today, and ESPN.com. Bryan is also a skilled graphic designer, creating and extending brand platforms across digital and traditional media, collateral materials, programs and initiatives.

Raised in Oklahoma and Northern California, Bryan has a BA in political science from UCLA, resides in Pasadena, and marvels at his daughter Sophia, an emerging writer, editor and student at UC Berkeley.