Brian was born and raised on a small farm near Springville and graduated from Springville High School. He served in the US Army, and then attended Kirkwood Community College taking primarily classes in history and psychology.While a member of the Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department, he was nationally certified Fire II Instructor.
Prior experience includes several years in outside sales, mostly in the construction material industry.
Now Brian, his wife, Jan, and two sons, Dylan and Justin, reside near rural Lisbon. He helps coach flag football and Little League baseball, and is an assistant Scout Master with the Boy Scouts of America.
In his free time, he enjoys camping and fishing trips with his family, an occasional round of golf, and is an avid bowhunter.