In Brian’s 25 year career at the University of St. Thomas he taught, was the director of communications and was the college’s senior editor.
After first reading about Urban Boatbuilders in a newspaper article offering locally-made Christmas gift ideas, Brian reached out to Marc Hosmer to learn more about the organization and discovered he shared the same core values of the organization.
Brian’s interest in canoeing and the environment started early in life. As a teenager he embarked on a 26-day Les Voyager canoe trip in the Manitoba wilderness with his Cathedral High School biology teacher and seven classmates. The experience was transformative – and has inspired a lifelong interest in and advocacy for protecting our natural resources.
In early 2017, Brian was asked to serve on the Urban Boatbuilders communications committee – which he now leads. He also volunteers in the shop on Monday nights, building boats with Crew A.