Brian grew up near New Richmond, Wisconsin and attended UW River Falls as an art major, studying art metals and blown glass; later transferred to UW Stout, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Metals in 1991. He currently lives in Polk County, Wisconsin, where he continues to create artwork in metal, wood and found objects. Brian has many talents including creating furniture, sculpture and jewelry. He has been building timber frame structures for over 10 years, and established his own construction business in the Summer of 2009, specializing in timber framing. Brian is also a member of The Timber Framers Guild.