John Hayato Branderhorst

John joined the Board of Directors in February of 2013.  He first learned about KEEN SF while serving as President of the Golden Gate Triathlon Club in 2011. Over the past 2 years, he's had the opportunity to interact with athletes at KEEN Aquatics while also helping raise money & awareness through fundraisers. He's honored to be on such a distinguished board and looks forward to seeing the organization grow. 

John's adult life started after getting a BA from Hope College and then promptly heading back to Okinawa, Japan, where he grew up. After teaching in the JET Program for 5 years, John made the move back to the US and settled into life in San Francisco. He currently is a Strategist and runs business development for a marketing and branding agency helping clients enter Asian markets.

He also runs a weekly bootcamp with the location changing from week to week. It's free but donations are welcome and all proceeds go to... yup, you guessed it, KEEN San Francisco. More info can be found at

btrax, Inc.