Brian grew up in the flatlands of Indiana and moved to Seattle after college to pursue an engineering career. He quickly fell in love with exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. He also discovered a passion for teaching others the skills needed to recreate in the mountains. Brian is an AIARE Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and PSIA Level 2 Alpine and Level 1 Adaptive Certified Ski Instructor. Brian lives in Leavenworth, WA with his wife and son.