Brian Bridgford serves as Vice President of The Gambrell Foundation. He spent most of his adult life as a managing owner in his family’s Anaheim, California based food manufacturing company, Bridgford Foods Corporation. Brian grew up in Orange County and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. He served as Director at Hope House in Anaheim from 1992 – 1994 when he relocated to North Carolina to build and manage Bridgford Foods’ Eastern Manufacturing and Distribution center in Statesville. As a native Californian, Brian brings a unique and independent perspective to foundation discussions about the Charlotte area, its opportunities and challenges. His commitment to service in the community and volunteerism led to his introduction to Sally in 2015. Brian married Sally Gambrell in 2017 and together they have created a vibrant and blended new family.