Brittany Hebert hasn't met a challenge she wasn't up for. Her first challenge was growing up with big life aspirations yet making them happen when living in a small, rural town in South Louisiana. She met that challenge head on by entering a beauty contest, which crowned her "Miss Acadiana" at the age of 14. That title offered her the opportunity to visit other states creating new relationships, some with people and places which would have a hand in her next steps in life.
While attending The University of Louisiana at Lafayette she would be faced with her next challenge; applying to law school. As if studying for the LSAT wasn't enough, she was approached to raise $10,000 for the kids of St. Jude. She remembered visiting St. Jude on a trip to Memphis during her reign as Miss Acadiana. The memory of the children she met that day tugged at her heart and she decided she would accept the challenge to do something bigger than herself.
During the summer of 2007, on the steps of Dupre' Library at The University of Louisiana, Hebert created Sky High for St. Jude (link), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for patients and families at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through sporting clay shoots.
With close friends and fellow pageant queens, the magic began. Heberts goal of the first sporting clay shoot was to raise $10,000, but after pulling in friends and resources to join the cause, Hebert and Sky High for St. Jude earned a net profit of $50,000.
Two weeks after the tournament, one semester shy from graduating college with a bachelor's degree in English, Hebert was offered a job with oil and gas giant, Pegasus International in Houston. Life has a unique way of throwing you curves but Hebert saw them more as adventures and packed her bags.
At 22 years old, Hebert found herself in a new city, with a new career path, and desire to expand her newly formed non-profit to Texas. Plans soon began for the first Sky High sporting clay shoot in Houston in the Spring of 2008. Hebert called upon several friends and colleagues in the oil and gas business to join her team, including sponsorships from giant corporations like Anadarko Petroleum.
During the summer of 2012, Hebert was offered a sales position for Extreme Energy Services.
"I found a career where I could sell projects in the oil business, and then be able to take an afternoon meeting to run a multi-million dollar charity,"
- Said Hebert.
Never content with "meeting goals" Hebert began looking for new ways to take Sky High to the next level. In 2012 she landed a meeting with Founder and President of The Eric Trump Foundation, Eric F. Trump. Over a handshake and a glass of ice tea at Lavo in New York City, Brittany secured a partnership with The Eric Trump Foundation. Similarly to Sky High for St. Jude, ETF hosts golf tournaments across the country to raise funds for St. Jude.
In 2013, Hebert and Sky High took the tournament to the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio where they hosted over 1,000 shooters and raised a record-breaking $750,000 net profit for St. Jude and The Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.
Her career would take a new path in 2014 when she began working with Furmanite America as one of three women on a sales team of 30 professionals that span the Gulf Coast. Hebert was the only female, and the only sales representative to cover both the midstream and upstream sector of pipeline sales.
Along with Hebert's career, Sky High is continuously growing and evolving. To date, Hebert and her team at Sky High have raised $5 million for pediatric cancer research.
Hebert has been named 2016 - Houston Business Journal 40 under 40; 2014 St. Jude Houston Gala Guest of Honor Her current/past board positions include: Ronald McDonald House of Memphis; Eric Trump Foundation (Curetivity); Ladies Night Out - Texas
Furmanite America laid me off August 26th 2016 during the energy downturn so I took the next 3 months to focus on what I really wanted. I opened BMH Performance Jan 1 2017 and began working as a Sales consultant for Weldfit Energy Group but most of all, I was named CEO of Sky High (holding a part-time contract position for the nonprofit I have built since 2007)