Brian has fundraising and development experience with multiple nonprofits, including James Place 26th Street and Hope Street Ministry. He serves as an adjunct professor in composition for Bryant & Stratton College and is a grant writer with La Casa de Esperanza. Brian uses his creative writing background to weave together narrative and numbers that communicate organizations’ vision and demonstrate their impact.
Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Southern New Hampshire University (2017)
Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, Wisconsin Lutheran College (2007)
“An opportunity presented itself while I was volunteering for James Place in Waukesha. This led to my becoming the director of James Place 26th Street, in Milwaukee, and connected me with Hope Street Ministry. I had never envisioned myself working in the nonprofit field, but found my love for writing, research, and crafting narrative was also an important tool in this space. This grew into an opportunity to wed my skillset into a meaningful and impactful career.”
“I am married to Kristie, and we have four children (Evelynne, Liam, Iona, and Clive). I am always up for a conversation on good books, movies, and theology. I have also coached high school football and occasionally help out with my kids’ Upward Sports teams.”
“I have a lot of respect, confidence, and trust in Catherine’s leadership and her heart. When she reached out and shared about Loving Venti and asked if I would be interested in working on select projects, I jumped at the opportunity.”