A graduate of the University of Guelph, Brian majored in Plant Physiology, with a minor in Plant Protection. He took on a greenhouse research position with the Brooks Horticultural Research centre in Brooks, Alberta, where he continued his post-graduate studies, majoring in soil sciences and substrates at the University of Alberta and Texas A&M University. After his studies, Brian took a position with the R&D division of the Alberta Gas Trunk line, designing and developing waste heat greenhouses that could harness the energy from pumping stations. Once greenhouses in Princess and Joffre Alberta were built, he continued to manage two waste heat projects. Brian then joined Yoder as Head Grower and Manager of Technical Support, which eventually turned into a consulting business, Applied Techniques. Today, Brian is a senior grower advisor at Berger. He helps customers resolve their cultivation challenges and improve their growing practices.