Brian has spent nearly his entire life in Boulder, having grown up here since the age of two. His family has lived in Boulder for four generations and over the last 40 years Brian has seen the City continue to change and evolve. He is proud of his storied past in Boulder and looks forward to being part of its prosperous future. Brian grew up in the BVSD school district and attended the University of Colorado. He spent his childhood exploring the wonderland that is Boulder and now enjoys many of those same activities with a family of his own. You can be sure Brian will work hard to preserve and protect Boulder’s Open Space program, so generations to come can enjoy its beauty. Brian has also worked with many local businesses in the area and is a small business owner himself. He’s concerned about the demise of so many small businesses in Boulder, some of them iconic, due to rapid growth and gentrification, which is also causing displacement of some of our most vulnerable populations and oftentimes their entire neighborhoods.
Brian is actively engaged in the community, and volunteers his time with numerous local organizations, including Share-a-Gift, where he serves as Board Co-President, the National MS Society Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, where he has been an event lead for over ten years, and as an organizer for TEDxBoulder. He loves competing in triathlons, hiking, boxing, adventuring outdoors. Brian greatly appreciates Boulder’s extensive bike path system, and is a strong proponent of alternative transportation methods, such as cycling and E-bikes.
A longtime follower of local issues and politics in Boulder, Brian believes that he offers an unparalleled perspective on where the city has been and the possibilities of where it could go from here. Brian doesn’t want to relive the “glory days”, but rather maintain what is already wonderful about Boulder to ensure it remains one of the best places to live, work, and enjoy the natural surroundings. He wants an inclusive city that welcomes all, while not losing sight of most residents’ desire to keep Boulder a smaller, livable city.
Above all else, Brian appreciates and understands the impact residents can have in their community. He believes an active and engaged community is best, and wants their voices heard before decisions are made concerning them. Brian would be honored to serve on Boulder City Council as an advocate for his neighbors and fellow residents.