Brian has been on the Forms Committee since 2008. He serves as a voice representing Northeast Minnesota.
Brian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and Social Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Bemidji State University. Brian earned a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Emotional/Behavior Disorder and Specific Learning Disability from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Brian started his career as a teacher in Chisholm and Hibbing Public Schools. and held numerous teaching positions within these districts between 1998 and 2002. Beginning in 2002 Brian taught high school Level IV EBD program in the Northland Special Ed Cooperative in Virginia, MN. In 2005, Brian became the Dean of Students for Northland’s Level IV EBD and alternative programs. Currently, Brian is a Coordinator for Special Education for the Northland Special Ed Cooperative.
Brian serves as a board member of the Local Time Study Collaborative for Northern St. Louis County to help allocate federal entitlement dollars for supporting collaboration among local agencies and reducing barriers between service systems within northern St. Louis County.
Brian and his wife Kim have been married fifteen years, and together are raising their two children. When not working, Brian enjoys do-it-yourself projects, and outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and mountain-biking. For ten years, he volunteered his time with the American Diabetes Association’s Walk for Diabetes to raise money for research. Brian also spends a lot of his time with his son’s scout troop.