Growing up Bryna played many sports but fell in love with water polo. She always enjoyed being in the water so the transition from the pool to the river was simple.
Bryna started attending River Camp at the age of ten and eventually became Camp Director of River Camp at Firebaugh while working as an Education Program Intern throughout the school year.
Bryna attended Fresno State where she majored in Liberal Studies. During her time at Fresno State Bryna served as the President of a philanthropic organization, and Student Director for Vintage Days, while working at the Henry Madden Library.
After graduation, Bryna continued to work and volunteer with the River Parkway Trust and was hired full-time as Development Associate in October of 2019.