Brian’s first job in media was at the age of 17 at an AM radio station, but he had known for years that broadcasting was his career goal. He graduated from Elon College (now Elon University) with a degree in Communications with a Broadcast Emphasis, and pursued his love of the work throughout college and later worked for years as a Promotion Producer in television.
Brian has two kids, Helen and Lillian, who are both amazing people, and loves spending time with them. A performer most of his life, Brian is a former circus clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey and a long-time member of Quad City Clown Troupe. He worked as a Comedic Improvisational Actor for over 10 years at Walt Disney World and performs every chance he gets, having appeared on various stages, on television, in commercials and at sporting and charity events. Brian loves working in the media again, utilizing his writing and artistic skills.
A self-professed nerd, Brian a a member of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion, two Star Wars nonprofit groups that make charity appearances in full screen-accurate costumes. He loves ska music, all things creepy and horror-related, sewing, checking out antique shops and toy and comic shows to find cool things, costume design and construction, physical comedy, cryptozoological, ghost and alien stuff and unique documentaries and movies. Brian and his kids have a cat named Lando Catrissian and a basset hound named Olaf, who technically named himself.
Favorite movie: Return of the Jedi/A Christmas Story (tie)
Favorite TV show: Bob’s Burgers
Favorite book: ‘Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks’ by Mick Foley
Favorite food: Spaghetti and meatballs
Favorite holiday: Halloween/Christmas (tie)