Born in New York, Brian moved to Southern California with his mother and sister as a young child. Upon graduating from high school, he received a scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he studied political science.
Shortly after graduating from UCLA, Brian moved to Berkeley, CA and a few years later to San Jose, CA. He began his career in public education with the Evergreen School District where he has worked as a teacher for the past 25 years. A member of the Evergreen School District, he was elected as the Evergreen Teachers’ Association President in 2008 and stays abreast of education related topics and issues through Working Partnerships (WPUSA) trainings and workshops and by attending numerous California Teachers Association (CTA) and National Education Association (NEA) conferences. Brian, who has lived with cerebral palsy his entire life, is a staunch advocate for all students, particularly those children who may have special needs.