Brian received his bachelor's degree in political science from Rutgers University College Camden where he graduated summa cum laude, earning the Jack Marvin Weiner award and the Armitage award for highest overall grade average. He graduated from Rutgers School of Law Camden in 2008. While in law school he performed pro bono work for the Community Dispute Resolution Pro Bono Mediation Project and completed a pro bono research project for a local maritime non-profit.
Brian has over twenty years experience as a licensed mariner and over fifteen years in marine management positions, including Port Captain. He has extensive experience in marine safety, operations, regulatory compliance, employment issues and collective bargaining. He holds USCG licenses as Master Inland Unlimited, Master Oceans 1600 tons, 2nd Mate Oceans Unlimited and 1st Class Pilot Unlimited.