Brian is a native Californian who graduated summa cum laude from UC San Diego with a B.A. in History, and Theatre and Psychology minors. While in San Diego, he enjoyed five minute walks to the beach and tearing his ACL twice while playing for the men’s soccer team. Brian attended law school at UCLA where he received honors for top legal brief submission. More importantly, while at UCLA law, he met his wife who hails from Cresskill, New Jersey.
Brian moved from endless sunshine to New Jersey after gaining employment as an associate in a private criminal defense firm in the Bronx. After 6 years of defending hip hop artists, “alleged” mobsters, and celebrities, and accumulating countless stories, Brian practiced employment law and professional malpractice to help lower his blood pressure.
At the 9 year mark of his legal career, Brian decided to follow his dream of teaching. He holds certifications to teach Social Studies and Special Education at the high school level. He has taught at Northern Valley Demarest, a Blue Ribbon school in Bergen County, and assisted with soccer coaching. Teaching, mentoring, and tutoring young adults has proven to be Brian’s true calling. Seeing the optimism, candor and dedication in tomorrow’s leaders makes working with students at Foley Prep an honor and a privilege. It has also made New Jersey really feel like home for this once homesick Californian! Now if only his one-year-old and four-year-old would let him sleep for longer than 4 hours…