Tanner has been developing and managing programs for children, adolescents and families for over 15 years. He received his B.S. in Education from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. Throughout his time working with youth and family services, Tanner has developed a passion for breaking down barriers that hinder learning and success. As the Program Director for Heart of Oregon Corps, YouthBuild, Tanner enjoys the moments where he gets to connect with young people and watch the fire of learning ignite as they learn new skills and gain confidence in the work force or classroom.