Brian served in Guatemala from 2011-2013, where he helped to train and build capacity for community public health promoters in a rural indigenous village in the western highlands of the country. In addition to his primary project, Brian also took on teaching health and personal finance classes at the local middle school, started up computer classes in the village's solar powered lab and helped the elementary school teachers and students to build the town's first landfill. Brian's project management experience from Peace Corps includes working with a small village with no road access to successfully solicit vented-cook stoves for 14 families, and helping a nearby village to secure the funds to complete construction of a covered basketball court/training room.
Brian moved to D.C. in 2015 and works in communications for an international development consulting firm. As Communications Director for RPCV/W he helps to promote the group's numerous events and activities and respond to public relations requests via RPCV/W's website, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter profiles, with 10,000+ followers.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Brian's previous experience includes working as an advertising copywriter and producer, a digital content manager, and as an EMT-Paramedic. His specialties include marketing and strategic communications, copywriting, creative concept development, user experience design, social media strategy, capacity building and behavior change communication.
Brian speaks Spanish and just enough Qe'qchi to get good prices at the market.
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