Brian grew up in Baker City Oregon and spent his childhood in the greater communities of Northeast Oregon exploring the backcountries of Wallowa and Baker counties. He attended Linfield College in McMinnville Oregon earning a BS in Psychology and playing collegiate baseball. Upon graduation, Brian took a position with the US Forest Service and spent the next 18 years working for the agency in fire management, prescribed fire and fuels reduction, aviation, and recreation management holding leadership, supervisory, and program manager positions. Brian can’t imagine a more incredible place to live than Wallowa County, and having the opportunity to conserve some of its most idyllic landscapes is a privilege. Brian values working landscapes and the stewards of those lands. He is looking forward to partnering with local land owners, indigenous communities, community leaders, and local organizations to look for opportunities for land conservation. When not in the office, you can find him with his wife and two rescue dogs exploring all the incredible outdoor opportunities that Northeast Oregon and Wallowa County have to offer.