Learn more about Britten, our team, and what drives us to help others!
Nancy is the founder and developer of The Britten Strong Foundation and the younger sister of Britten Olinger. Nancy is originally from Glade Spring, VA and now resides in Pulaski County, VA.
In high school, Nancy was a successful multi-sport athlete. After high school, Nancy served 6 years in the Army National Guard. Nancy currently works for New River Valley Community Services in Blacksburg, VA as a Developmental Disabilities Program Assistant. She also coaches girls' basketball at Pulaski County High School and is passionate about developing athletes into leaders with an emphasis on character.
Nancy is finishing up her B.S in Human Services through the University of the Cumberlands. Her professional goal is to work with victims of trauma through counseling and social work.
Nancy's motivation behind The Britten Strong Foundation is her drive to help the spinal cord injury (SCI) population, especially athletes affected by SCI.
Nancy is an avid Christian, she enjoys gardening and the outdoors, she has two dogs, and she enjoys cooking. She is married to Zane Quesenberry, another member of the Britten Strong team.
Lori was the Marketing Advisor for The Britten Strong Foundation and the aunt of Nancy and Britten.
Lori helped Nancy develop The Britten Strong Foundation. What seemed like a crazy idea turned into a non-profit organization.
Unfortunately, Lori unexpectedly passed away on July 20, 2018. She was 45 years young.
Lori was born on April 11, 1973 in Greenwood, SC. She graduated from Abingdon High School (Abingdon, VA) in 1991 and she went on to graduate with a degree in Communication from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) in 1995. While at Virginia Tech, she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Lori held the position of Media Director at Bunford Advertising in Richmond, VA.
As a family, we are deeply saddened at the loss of Lori and her sweet soul. We will continue to honor her by advocating for those in need.
Zane is the Projects Manager of The Britten Strong Foundation and the brother-in-law of Britten Olinger. Zane is from Dublin, VA and now resides in Pulaski, VA.
Zane was a stand-out football player in high school and he also excelled in basketball and baseball. After high school, Zane went on to play football for Maryville College in Maryville, TN. While there he brought home two USA South Conference Championships and make the school's first ever play-off appearance. Zane graduated from Maryville College with a B.A. in Physical Education and Health with K12 Teacher Licensure.
Zane currently teaches Physical Education at Critzer Elementary School and is the Defensive Coordinator for the Auburn High School Football Team in Montgomery County, VA.
Zane volunteers his time to The Britten Strong Foundation because he has a passion for helping others.
Zane is a Christian and a uses his faith to lead young men to God. He enjoys running and participates in many 5Ks around the area. He is married to Nancy Quesenberry.
Black Mountain, NC
Black Mountain, NC is not only the site of Britten's accident, it is where he calls home. Black Mountain is a small town outside of Asheville, NC. The residents opened their hearts and their wallets to help Britten and his family. This small town inspired Nancy to create The Britten Strong Foundation in order to help those in similar situations.