Brian was born and raised just outside of Chicago, spending time in his youth visiting family and skiing at Snowmass Resort (one of the four Aspen ski areas).
Brian left the Midwest to study at the University of Northern Colorado, where he received his B.A. in Social Sciences. While studying in college, he worked part-time at an Italian restaurant where he learned basic culinary technique. Looking to further expand his culinary experience, Brian moved to Aspen and continued learning at the Ritz-Carlton under the tutelage of Chef Matthew Zubrod, a 14-year veteran of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and James Beard recipient. Brian brings a healthy enthusiasm for skiing, a friendly attitude and a refined culinary skill set to Jaywalker Lodge.