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Meet The Founder


Bryce River Jordan Celotto, M.A.T

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Bryce J. Celotto is a nationally-recognized and award winning Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advocate – named a 2023 Top-25 Workplace Expert/Champions for Small & Mid Sized Businesses by Gusto and a 2022 Top-10 LGBTQ Voice in the U.S. and Canada by LinkedIn. Bryce brings 12-years of professional expertise in policy advocacy, racial justice, LGBTQ+ equity and K-12 education to problem-solve from the grassroots to corporate board rooms. Bryce has also led high-level Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programming, supported organizational strategy initiatives and led cross functional project teams in the professional sports industry in Major League Baseball. Additionally he is the co-author of the Equity HR Guides which have sold over 1,000+ copies and provide detailed, comprehensive HR policy guidance rooted in anti-racism and LGBTQ+ inclusion for workplaces across industry and scale. 

Prior to starting Swarm, Bryce came-of-age in the non-profit industrial complex at organizations dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy, racial justice, and youth leadership. After his early professional experiences, Bryce returned to school to complete his education: going from a G.E.D to the Ivy League. He is a proud graduate of Holyoke Community College, The University of Massachusetts Boston Honors College — Magna Cum Laude — and Brown University, where he earned his Masters Degree in Teacher Education. 

Throughout college, Bryce supported himself, and the communities he comes from, by working full-time developing youth leadership programs for Black, Latino and LGBTQ+ youth. He has also served on the boards and steering committees of several state, local and national organizations such as The National Center for Transgender Equality, The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ+ Youth and TransLaw: Trans Legal Advocates of Washington. 


During his time as a graduate student at Brown, Bryce Co-Led, developed and implemented justice, equity, diversity and inclusion programming for the Brown Education Department. He also developed a culturally-responsive curriculum anchored in ethnic studies, and unearthing the lesser-taught histories of people from historically marginalized communities. Bryce's experiences at Brown, and his work post-graduation as a high school history teacher, drive his justice, equity, diversity and inclusion work which is built around understanding the historical implications + impact of systems of oppression in the U.S.


As the Founder and Head of Strategy, Bryce manages all aspects of Swarm's day-to-day operations, leads client engagement, drives learning, development and education strategy and adapts Swarms programming to meet the needs of clients. In this capacity, since 2020, Bryce has successfully led 30 unique projects with clients representing a wide range of professional industries – from mainstream tech corporations, to media , higher education, small-to-mid sized non profit organizations, the federal government and more. Bryce believes that the voices, lived experiences and rich expertise of people from historically marginalized communities must be centered — in workplaces and in our communities — in order to create new, inclusive systems that serve everyone equitably. 


Bryce is a proud second-generation public school educator, Army National Guard Veteran, son of a single mom, oldest brother to two  siblings, bibliophile, Jazz enthusiast and Clemson Tigers Football Fan. When he isn't working, Bryce can be found cooking a casual weeknight multi-course dinner, listening to NPR (and a variety of podcasts) or kicking back with a good non-fiction book. 

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