Trip Leader & Quality Control Specialist
Brian has been a whitewater kayaker for over eight years, spending two of those years living in Seattle kayaking some of the finest whitewater the United States has to offer. Having spent the last 10 years pursuing and completing his formal education—while taking as much time as possible for wilderness adventure—he’s aiming to take his love of outdoors to a new level.
Growing up on a lake in northern Minnesota, the water and wilderness have been an integral part of his life since early childhood. His love of the outdoors has manifested itself as a lifetime of hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, SCUBA diving, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and generally existing outside. Brian and his wife, Carrie, enjoy spending time together, exposing and teaching their two young sons, Michael and Collin about the wilderness.
Education: Brian’s formal education is in Music, specifically percussion performance. He earned the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of North Dakota, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He aims to remain a life-long student of the natural world.