Brandie Turner is an educator by training, having received her undergraduate degree from Bluffton College, now Bluffton University with additional certifications from the University of Toledo, and she has added a Master’s in Business with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise from Louisiana State University – Shreveport. Brandie has additional professional experience, as she previously served as Operations Manager for a Charlotte, NC-based emerging nonprofit and with her current role as a State Literacy Specialist via the June Harless Center at Marshall University. In addition, Brandie has served as a teacher, mentor and Academically and Intellectually Gifted Coordinator where she developed and implemented the gifted education programming at the charter school where she worked.
Along with her experience and expertise, her passion for education and training drives her desire to help educational organizations and systems be the best they can be. Brandie has a passion for people and community, with a soft spot for serving the needs of women and children, and she can often be found volunteering with organizations and local causes. In her leisure time, Brandie enjoys, among other things, gardening, DIY projects, walking through Huntington’s beautiful Ritter Park, travelling with her husband and cheering on the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team. Brandie is a native of Springfield, Ohio and now lives in Huntington, WV with Jeremy and their assortment of furry and finned friends.