Brian holds a Doctorate of Education form Capella University and a Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. He is a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 and served 20 years on active duty spending time in both the Army and the Marine Corps. As a Marine, Brian served as an infantryman and in the Army he served as a helicopter instructor pilot. He deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq flying MEDEVAC missions in both combat zones. Brian is a Navy qualified diver. He is also an IANTD certified Advanced Nitrox Diving Instructor and Trimix and Rebreather Dive Supervisor. Brian currently dives a MK15 rebreather.