Brian Townsend

Executive Director

I fell in love with Amistad because it’s a very human agency, where everything is built around relationships and the power of personal transformation. Because this agency intentionally focuses on people’s strengths and celebrates people’s unique qualities, I am forgiven several significant flaws and challenges, including my preference for manual typewriters and hand-written letters, my endless references to 1980’s culture, and the fact that I am an unrepentant introvert. In my spare time I like to type loudly, read quietly, stare at my beautiful kids, listen to thirty-year old CDs, and walk in the woods.