Brian received a bachelor of science in geology from the University of West Georgia and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin. His thesis work focused on the temporal and spatial variability of cave-air CO2 in central Texas and he also conducted extensive research on natural tracers of groundwater flow in karst settings and the preservation of paleoenvironmental signals in speleothems.
Since moving to Texas, Brian has worked as a Hydrogeologist for the City of Austin, studying upland recharge and conducting tracing experiments to determine how quickly contaminants move through the soils overlying the Edwards Aquifer. Brian taught 5th and 7th grade science for two years and has been involved in a number of public outreach activities including talks, field trips and service projects.
Before moving to Texas, Brian worked for the West Georgia Center for Water Resources where he assisted with nearly all aspects of a multi-year watershed assessment.