Brian was raised in Pasco and graduated from Pasco High School in 1993. He attended Washington State University and graduated with a B.A. in History/Education. Brian found a great deal of satisfaction serving the community as a public school teacher at Southridge High School. He enjoyed teaching US Government, US History, advising the National Honor Society and coaching Boys Basketball. After a ten year career in education and many fond memories, Brian left the area to attend Michigan State University College of Law where he excelled academically and served as President of his class. Brian was eventually hired by MSU Law as the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement. While in law school, Brian excelled in trial advocacy, winning local trial competitions and placing in multiple regional and national competitions. He was selected for enrollment in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute, a two year long integrated academic program that focused on trial advocacy. In this capacity, he was awarded the Walter E. Oberer Trial Practice Institute Scholarship due to his trial advocacy skills. Brian has since utilized these skills in the courtroom, trying many cases to successful jury verdicts. Brian also enjoys spending time with his wife April & two children, and many of his old teaching friends. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time on the river with his family.