Bruce moved to Bend in 1992 and has been active in a wide range of organizations and causes since then.
He has served in a number of elected positions (Bend City Council, Bend-La Pine School Board, Bend Park and Recreation Board and Central Oregon Community College) as well as on the board of a number of nonprofits including Bend International School, Camp Tamarack, Better Together, Central Oregon FUSE and many others. He is active in Rotary Club of Greater Bend and The Father’s Group.
Currently, he works as a grant writer for Bend-La Pine Schools, a position he has held for 16 years. He attended Swarthmore College with a dual major in
Economics and Political Science and then earned his Masters of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.