Brian is the son of William, a grocery store executive who worked his way up from his original position as a bag boy, and Elizabeth, an intensive care nurse. The eldest of five siblings, Bill and Liz raised Brian Catholic in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. He attended Drexel University on a combined athletic scholarship for rowing and an academic scholarship. After Drexel, Brian earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Western Michigan Law School in Lansing, Michigan and subsequently joined the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Associations.
Like 40 million other Americans, Brian faced the hardships of student debt. At one point, his student debt amounted to over $165,000. He understands the financial hardships of middle-class families and seeks to close the socioeconomic gaps in our state by creating stronger educational opportunities without drowning our future generations in debt.
Brian’s distinguished military career began in 2011 as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the US Army’s Officer Candidate School. After commissioning, Brian completed the Infantry Officer Leadership Course, Ranger School, and Airborne School. He deployed for nine months to Afghanistan while stationed in Vicenza, Italy with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Brian then served in the 3rd Ranger Battalion as the sniper platoon leader and targeting officer over two additional deployments to Afghanistan. During his service, Brian earned the Bronze Star, two Army Commendation Medals, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Expert Infantry Badge, and the Ranger Tab. Brian remains committed to service and currently serves as a Captain in the Maryland Army National Guard.
Currently, Brian is the Southern Maryland Representative and Deputy Director for the Maryland Veterans Council. He volunteers his time with youth and veterans’ organizations within St. Mary's County. He is also a member of VFW Chapter 2632 and American Legion Post 255.
Brian believes that leadership, dedication to the issues within the community, transparency, and accountability are qualities of leadership and that current elected officials lack. The citizens of 29B deserve to have better representation in Annapolis.